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Fire destroys much of Bridgetown, Barbados

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02/13/1860 to 02/14/1860
A massive fire burned out of control in Bridgetown, Barbados and destroyed a large part of the central area of the island's main city.  The fire broke out late at night in a lumber yard and wind carried the flames to businesses and government buildings during much of the morning.  The commercial damage at the time was estimated at $500,000.  No residents suffered serious injuries, however, and no lives were lost.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"From Barbados," New York Times, March 8, 1860, p. 5. 

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