New York, NY Wire Factory and Other Buildings Fire, Dec 1863

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NEW YORK, Dec. 2.—Vosburg’s wire factory, and six other large buildings and four tenement houses on Seventh avenue and Twenty-ninth and thirtieth streets, were burned this morning, and a large number of families rendered homeless. The total loss by the fire is estimated at $100,000, mostly insured. During the progress of the fire, J. Brown, foreman of Hose Company No. 30, at the imminent risk of his life, entered the third story of a house which was in flames, and bravely rescued a child from certain death. Some 5,000 people witnessed and applauded the gallant act.

The Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg, PA 8 Dec 1863