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

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

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