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Yesterday afternoon the janitor of Holyoke noticed that the entries of the building were filling with smoke, and on investigation discovered a slight blaze in room No. 8. A large easy chair had caught fire from a cigarette, and after smouldering for an hour or more the flame broke out. The smouldering had not been noticed, and at the time when it was discovered no one was in the room. The chair was thrown out the window, so that no further damage resulted except the burning of a small part of the carpet. The smoke from the burning chair, after it was thrown out behind the building, drew a crowd, who supposed that Holyoke was on fire.

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