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Fire in Montreal, Canada leaves thousands homeless

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A large and uncontrolled fire started in the French Canadian section of the Quebec city of Montreal and within hours more than a thousand houses were destroyed in an area exceeding a square mile. Reports estimated that damage amounts to more than 340,000 pounds sterling and that around 14,000 were now homeless in the city. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1852 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1853), 107.


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