Another New York City tenement fire kills two women and eight children

For a second time in a matter of weeks, New York City saw a fatal tenement house fire.  A row of buildings on West Forty-Fifth Street burned in an early morning fire and ten people, including eight children, died.  A coroner's inquest followed that afternoon at which the building's owners were censured for not providing ladders as a means of escape.  Soon after, a New York state law would mandate fire escapes in tenements.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
"Destructive Fires,"  New York Times,  March 29, 1860, p. 1.
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Type
Crime/Disasters
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