Stevens 1893-04-20

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Mrs. Hillman (a Wesleyan) living opposite the Vicarage, was tending a “squitch” fire on her husband’s allotment at the Heath when her dress caught and she was soon enveloped in flames. Her husband and Pensioner Harris rescued her and put out the fire and brought her home in the latter’s donkey cart. Bell went to see her this afternoon and found that she was burnt most on the hands, but also on the hip and shoulder, whilst her eyebrows were scorched.