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London; Ont.; Firemen hose down debris that is all that remains of the Forster house; destroyed by a natural-gas explosion. Nine-year-old Armin Forster was alone in the house when he heard a pop ; saw the kitchen stove ablaze and ran from the house. At least 10 houses were destroyed and 28 damaged as a series of explosions rocked a 10-block area. Police evacuated about 3;000 homes; 700 of which use gas; residents were allowed back in their homes last night. Open in full size

London; Ont.; Firemen hose down debris that is all that remains of the Forster house; destroyed by a natural-gas explosion. Nine-year-old Armin Forster was alone in the house when he heard a pop ; saw the kitchen stove ablaze and ran from the house. At least 10 houses were destroyed and 28 damaged as a series of explosions rocked a 10-block area. Police evacuated about 3;000 homes; 700 of which use gas; residents were allowed back in their homes last night.

Picture, 1973, English

London; Ont.; Firemen hose down debris that is all that remains of the Forster house; destroyed by a natural-gas explosion. Nine-year-old Armin Forster was alone in the house when he heard a pop ; saw the kitchen stove ablaze and ran from the house. At least 10 houses were destroyed and 28 damaged as a series of explosions rocked a 10-block area. Police evacuated about 3;000 homes; 700 of which use gas; residents were allowed back in their homes last night.

Picture, 1973, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Accidents - Fires - 1973

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0000384f