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In Turkey, a fire in Constantinople destroys much of the historic Stamboul section of the city

Fire in Constantinople, Turkey, September 5, 1865, artist's impression, detail
09/05/1865
According to news reports, a fire broke out in a cafe in a densely populated Stanboul section of Constantinople and, forced along in a strong north wind, spread quickly.  Firefighting efforts including the army were able to prevent damage to the government offfices closer to the port and ships docked in the harbor.  But a reported eight to nine thousands houses were burned to the ground.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Fire in Constantinople," Harper's Weekly Magazine, October 28, 1865, p. 678. 
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