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Massive fire on the London Docks

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06/21/1858
Warehouses at Fresh Wharf, close to London Bridge, caught fire in the morning and burn all day. Large quantities of dried fruit, silk and others goods were destroyed. Despite the efforts of police and firemen, including two floating fire engines, three structures were completely destroyed. Goods to the value of more than a hundred thousand pounds were lost, although 15,000 gold watches were rescued. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle,The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1858 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1859), 103.

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