Deadly fire burns overnight in Atlanta, Georgia

An extensive fire broke out in downtown Atlanta, Georgia just before midnight and burning for several hours.  Several blocks were destroyed in the commercial district and a significant number of businesses were lost.  Three children were burned to death during the night and their seriously injured.  Damage was estimated at $300,000.  (By John Osborne) 
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"News by Telegraph," New York Times, November 18, 1859, p.1. 
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