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Near Buffalo, New York, fire destroys a large iron works and a nearby railroad bridge

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06/28/1865
A destructive fire broke out in the afternoon at the Pratt and Company iron works near Buffalo, New York, reportedly thanks to a spark from a passing stream tug.  The entire complex, and an adjoining railroad bridge, was destroyed in a matter of hours, causing at least $175,000 worth of damage and throwing three hundred men out of work.  No serious injuries were reported, however.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Fire in Buffalo: Destruction of the Buffalo Iron Works," New York Times, July 4, 1865, p. 3. 

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