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BANKER'S FIRE -
The snow was whipring past the expensive homes in
north Dallas early this afternoon when fire broke o'it
at the home of bank president Hobert H. Stewart-the-
third. Firemen who went to the 46-26 Lindhurst address
thought they had only to contend with a fire in the
But an explosion which followed -- comen
from the family room next door -- did most of the
damage, estimated at 50-thousand dollars.//Homeowner
4 Stewart it president of the First National Bank in
He says his two daughters, five and 10 years
old, were in the house with the maid, but no one was
The three of them reported smelling smoke
and finding the untility room ablaze.
They left ahead
of the explosion, followed by a second blast, which
jolted the building off its foundation. Battalion fire
chief F. H. Colbert says about half the house was
damaged by fire, smoke, or water. Fire investigators
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Banker's fire], item, January 9, 1962; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc977797/m1/1/: accessed January 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.