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In the east London docks, the new London Fire Brigade deals with another large Dockland warehouse fire

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04/27/1866

A fire broke out around noon on the East and West India Docks in eastern London and quickly spread in a warehouse filled with jute. The new Metropolitan Fire Brigade, communicating by telegraph, quickly assemble nine fire engines and more than sixty firefighters and bring the fire under control in two hours.  The building was destroyed but the contents largely saved.  No injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 34-35.

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