Tenement fire in New York City kills six people

In the early hours of the morning, a grocery store on the ground floor of a four-story brick tenement house on Division Street in New York City caught fire.  The flames spread quickly and, despite bold efforts from occupants and passers-by to rescue all of the dozens of people in the building, a man, a woman, and four children burned to death.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
"Fires: Six Persons Burned to Death," New York Times, January 4, 1860, p. 8. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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