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The third serious warehouse fire of the summer on the London Docks kills two and injures several others

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08/30/1861
The third serious fire among the warehouses lining the Thames around the London Docks completely destroyed a nine-storey sugar warehouse and killed at least two men in a boilermaker's crew trapped above the blaze.  The fire was contained to the one building, however.  Total damage was estimated at around £80,000. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 168-170. 

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