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In Belgium, a huge and fatal fire burns Antwerp's largest sugar refinery

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
12/02/1861
Just after nightfall in the Belgian port of Antwerp a fire broke out on the premises of the Belgian Sugar Refinery.  Within half an hour, the refinery was completely engulfed and neighboring buildings, as well as several ships along the docks, were afire.  Up to ten people lost their lives in the collapse of the Entrepôt St. Felix adjoining the refinery and the total damages were estimated at millions of dollars.  (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. 235. 

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