Bills for Damage Are Introduced: Lassen Blast – February 27, 1943

Bills for Damage Are Introduced: Lassen Blast

Reno Evening Gazette

Reno, Nevada
February 27, 1943

Two bills which would pay damages caused by an explosion in a house at Lassen volcanic national park reversal years ago were passed by the house of representatives at Washington Thursday and now to to the senate.

One bill authorizes payment of $4910 to Ernest P. Leavitt for damages incurred by him when an explosion of petroleum gas demolished his home at the park, and caused the death of his wife.

Leavitt was then superintendent of the Lassen park, but has since been named superintendent of Crater Lake national park in Oregon.

The other measures would pay $5000 to Clara E. Freeman, employed as a nurse by Leavitt, for injuries she suffered in the blast.