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New York, NY Fires, Jan - Feb, 1860


On Sunday morning, shortly after 1 o'clock, the frame stables, No. 208 West Twenty-fifth-street, owned by ANDREW LEARY, were set on fire, and were entirely consumed. There were nine horses in the stable belonging to different persons, and they were all rescued uninjured. Mr. Leary's loss is about $500, an which there is no insurance.

The New York Times, New York, NY 30 Jan 1860



On Sunday morning at 7½ o'clock, an alarm for the Sixth District occurred, in consequence of a fire breaking out in the cellar of the two-story frame building, on the northwest corner of Grand and Orchard street. The first floor was occupied as a fur store, and the second floor as a dwelling by ISAAC POISNER. Loss about $100, and insured for $2,000 in the Relief and one other Insurance Company. The fire originated among some straw, and no cause could be satisfactorily assigned for it.

The New York Times, New York, NY 30 Jan 1860



Between 11 and 12 o'clock on Saturday night, a fire broke out on the second floor of the premises No. 94½ Fulton-street, occupied as a dwelling by a German family. Damage about $200, not insured.

The New York Times, New York, NY 30 Jan 1860


FIRE.---At 11½ o'clock on Wednesday night the cooper-shop of JOHN ROBINSON, on Jay-street, near Bridge, and also the cooper shop of Mr. O'Brien, adjoining, were destroyed by fire. Mr. Robinson's loss is $1,800. The building he occupied was owned by Ex-Alderman Marvin, who estimates his loss at $1,000. Mr. O'Brien's loss is $1,000. All of the parties are insured.

The New York Times, New York, NY 3 Feb 1860

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