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In New York City, a destructive fire cause heavy losses on the riverfront warehouse district

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04/16/1865
Just after midnight a New York City police patrolman found a factory building on Water Street in the docks section of the city afire.  The flames quickly spread and the structure had collapsed within hour.  But the fire had already spread by this time to neighboring warehouses and before the final fires were put out around dawn, the total damage was reported to be around $1,500,000.  No serious injuries were reported, however. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Extensive Conflagration: Destruction of a Large Cooperage," New York Herald, April 17, 1865, p. 8. 

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