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In Chicago, firefighters are busy all day with three separate destructive city fires

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05/24/1863
Three separate instances of fire kept the Chicago Fire Department busy on this Sunday.  The first was a pre-dawn conflagration at a foundry in Clinton Street, the second broke out in a stable in mid-morning and destroyed large sections of Wells and Van Buren Streets, including several saloons and at least one "house of ill repute."  The third, in the afternoon, burned two houses in the Carrville area. Damage from all three fires was extensive but no serious injuries were reported in any of them.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"The City: Three Destructive Fires," Chicago Tribune, May 25, 1863, p.4. 

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