Explosion of an unusual character.
--A strange explosion took place at the Allen House
, in Wolcottville, Connecticut
, last week.
Fires were being lighted in a fire-place attached to a chimney-flue through which the gas from a coal stove passes, and at once a loud explosion occurred, and the chimney was completely torn apart from the garret to the ground.
An accumulation of gas in the flue from the coal- stove is the only accountable cause of the explosion.