Fire destroys a large part of Key West, Florida with 110 houses burned
A fire that broke out in the L.M. Shefer warehouse in Key West, Florida burned all but two houses over a twenty acres area in the town of around 2,800 people. In all, the warehouse and 110 houses were completely destroyed, with property losses that totalled $2,750,000. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1860), 387.