‘Candle, Breeze, Blaze’

A perfect storm of circumstances started a fire at a residence in 1911 Baltimore.

“A candle, loose wall paper and a breeze blowing in the open window of the kitchen at 129 South Caroline street” started a “slight blaze” in Louis Ginsman’s home, according to a Baltimore Sun article with the headline “Candle, Breeze, Blaze.”

Firefighters quickly dispatched to the scene and put it out; the fire only caused minor damage.

Source: Baltimore Sun, August 19, 1911

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