In New York City, twenty-nine horses die in an overnight fire when their stable is destroyed

A patroling police officer discovered a fire at the Exchange Stables on East 24th Street in New York City about one thirty in the morning.  The building, which housed around two hundred horses, was burning fiercely when fire fighters arrived and police and local citizens struggled to released the trapped animals.  In the end, twenty-nine horses perished and police picked up stray horses all over their precinct the next day.  No human injuries were reported but the stable was completely burned out with damage costs estimated at $60,000.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
"An Extensive Fire in Twenty-fourth-Street," New York Times, June 15, 1863, p. 1. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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