Alva, OK Lamp Explosion, Jan 1915

Four Are Burned.

ALVA, Okla., Jan. 28.—By the explosion of a large carbide lamp, the barn of John Zapp, with its contents was totally destroyed by fire. More than a thousand bushels of oats were destroyed, together with some valuable tools. Zapp, Tom Parker, a Mr. Pullen and his son were badly burned.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX 28 Jan 1915