In New York City, rival fire companies battle in the streets at a routine fire call

In the late evening, a routine fire call at a tavern on Chatham Street, now Park Row and a block from Ground Zero in Manhattan, led to a serious riot between members of feuding New York Fire Companies 13 and 21.  Both were racing to the fire, collided on Center Street and embarked on a lengthy brawl using fire equipment, clubs, and pistols. Half a dozen men were admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds or other injuries, though no injuries were life threatening.  The fire was eventually put out.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
"Serious Riot Among Firemen," New York Times, July 4, 1860. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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