On the London docks, fire completely destroys a massive sugar refinery

A massive late afternoon fire completely destroyed the massive sugar refinery in London's East End. At nine stories and with a 200 foot front it was one of the largest factories in the city but burned to the ground within hours as the highly volatile stores of sugar sent flames high into the air.  All workmen were able to escape, however, and no serious injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1860 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1861), 164. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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