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Another great warehouse fire on the London Docks

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
06/29/1858
Another large fire on the London Docks, the second in eight days, demolished a block of eight warehouses on the south quay of the Docks. A massive explosion, caused when melting sugar combined with salt petre stocks as a rudimentary gunpowder, helped finally to subdue the flames. More than $600,000 worth of goods were lost. (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), 106.
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 370.

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