Mrs. Mary Havlick and the Weller children
Russell, Doris, Albert
Camden Courier-Post - June 3, 1933
SISTER SAVED FROM FIRE
brothers, 5, and their sister, 9 months, were rescued yesterday from their
North Camden home by their father, and great-grandmother from a fire
caused by the
of gasoline into which a lighted match had been thrown.
blaze, in a rear shed of the home of Mrs. Mary Havlick, 74, of 253 Burns
Street, great-grandmother of the children, also ignited the adjoining
dwelling of William Bolopue, a huckster, at 251
Street. The Bolopue family was not at home. The fire occurred shortly
after 11 a.
of the children and grandson of Mrs. Havlick, told firemen that the fire
started after he had carelessly tossed a lighted match into a pail of
gasoline which he had drained from his automobile in the rear of the
Weller tried to extinguish the blaze in the pail, he told firemen, he
stumbled over and upset it. The flames caught afire the shed at the rear
of the house.
shut the shed door to cut off the draft, Weller seized his twin boys,
Russell and Albert, Jr., Mrs. Havlick snatched the baby, Doris, from a
high chair. The grandmother and her grandson took the children to the home
of a neighbor, Mrs. Mae Bard, 252 Burns Street.
someone had sent in a fire alarm, and firemen arrived in time to put out
the fire in both houses before much damage resulted.
During the blaze, Mrs. Jessie Weller, mother of the children, was visiting the headquarters of the Emergency Relief Administration to apply for more food for her babies.
Company 2 with new pumper in front of quarters, 5th & Arch Streets,
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