April 22, 1907

Eight Persons Fled From a Blaze
in Kansas City, Kas.

Eight persons were driven to the street in their night clothes by a fire at 619 Garfield avenue, Kansas City, Kas., at 11:30 o'clock last night. The house was occupied by two families, George Kauffman and his wife living on the first floor, and R. E. Freeman, his wife and four small children, on the second floor. The loss on the house, which was a two-story frame, is estimated at $100, covered by insurance, and $50 on the furniture.

John Cashen, 14 years old, who lives across the street, noticed flames coming from the windows of the house and awakened the occupants by frantic knocking on the door. Otherwise all might have perished in the flames.