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Warren, CT House Fire, Sept 1827

Destructive Fire.---The brick dwelling house of a Mr. Curtis, in the town of Warren, in this state, together with almost every article of furniture, provisions and clothing, were consumed by fire on Wednesday, the 12th inst. A barn 86 feet in length, filled with grain and hay---also an old wooden dwelling standing near---a corn crib with considerable grain within---a wagon house, containing wagons, harness, plough, &c., all near the first mentioned building, were also consumed. Another barn about half a mile distant, likewise shared the same fate, having caught from the flying cinders. Loss $3000.----Danbury Recorder.

Connecticut Courant, Hartford, CT 25 Sept 1827

article | by Dr. Radut