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Eighty omnibus line horses die in massive New York City stable fire

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
11/11/1860
Breaking out around seven in the evening in a hay loft, a fire completely destroyed the Red Bird Omnibus Line stables at the corner of 32nd Street and 10th Avenue in New York City.  The stables housed 121 horses of the horse-drawn line and only 41 animals were led to safety as the fire spread rapidly despite fire department efforts. Fire fighters were successful in prevented the fire spreading to a neighboring tenement building and no serious human injuries were reported. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Extensive Stage Stables Burned Down," New York Times, November 12, 1860.

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