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In Chicago, a fire at a railroad yard destroys an engine house and damages locomotives

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
06/06/1863
Around noon, a fire broke out in a storage shed at the Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company yards below 12th Street in Chicago.  Wind spread the flames straight into the large Engine House nearby.  The Engine House was completely destroyed and three passenger locomotives inside were badly damaged.  No injuries were reported but the disaster caused a severe disruption to the company's operations. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Destructive Conflagration: Chicago and St. Louis Engine House, and Three Engines Destroyed," Chicago Tribune, June 7, 1863, p. 4. 

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