In Ireland, a deadly Dublin tenement fire kills eight children and three others
An early morning fire destroyed a house on Patrick Street in Dublin. In a poor area of the city, the house was the home for thirty-two people in seven families. In all, eleven people, including eight children, died in the blaze. (By John Osborne)
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 57.