The St. Paul Daily Globe, August 15, 1884, p. 1
Johnny Kelley, a lad employed to light the gasoline street lamps on University avenue, in the north part of the city, clambered up one of his posts early last evening and struck his match, when he was instantly inveloped [sic] in flames, his coat set on fire, his left arm and side very badly burned and his face and hands also blistered. A person passing by stripped the burning garment from the lad. He was taken to Dr. Davenport, who dressed his wounds, and he was taken to his home. The supposition is that the gasoline was leaking from the lamp.
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