Another great warehouse fire breaks out on the London Docks
Just six weeks before in this same part of the London Docks, a massive riverfront fire had burned dozens of buildings and killed the head of the London Fire Brigade. This time firefighters were able to confinethe blaze to a single large warehouse where thousand of pounds in goods, along with the building, were totally destroyed. And no deaths or serious injuries were reported. (By John Osborne)
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 137.