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In Danville, Virginia, a large fire along Main Street destroys a factory and several stores

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03/26/1866
A large woollen factory caught fire and burned in Danville, Virginia during the night.  The spread of the blaze also consumed several stores on the town's main street. Press reports noted around $150,000 in losses but no serious injuries.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Fires: Destruction of Woolen Mill and Stores at Danville," New York Times, March 29, 1866, p. 5. 

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