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Deadly fire burns overnight in Atlanta, Georgia

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11/16/1859 to 11/17/1859
An extensive fire broke out in downtown Atlanta, Georgia just before midnight and burning for several hours.  Several blocks were destroyed in the commercial district and a significant number of businesses were lost.  Three children were burned to death during the night and their seriously injured.  Damage was estimated at $300,000.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"News by Telegraph," New York Times, November 18, 1859, p.1. 


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