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The business district of Jamestown, New York heavily damaged in a late night fire

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01/30/1861
Just before midnight, a fire broke out in a store in the business district of Jamestown, in New York's Chautauqua County.  The blaze spread quickly and burned more than thirty businesses before being brought under control.  Loss were initially estimated at up to $200,000 but no deaths or serious injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Destructive Fire," New York Times, February 1, 1861.

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