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The Daily Dispatch: July 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], The New York Tribune not to be believed. (search)
fires have occurred there. The out break took place in the extensive range of premises known as Cotton's wharf and bonded warehouses, belonging to Messrs. Scovell. They had an extensive river frontat were at once dispatched to the spot. Reaching the western avenue in Tooley street, leading to Cotton's wharf, a dense quantity of smoke was observed issuing from the loop-hole doors on the first stosions of the saltpetre destroyed all the windows of the surrounding warehouses on both sides of Cotton's wharf, as also shattering the loop hole doors of the various floors. By this means the great use in Hog Lane, adjoining the land side entrance to the wharf On the St. Olave's Church side of Cotton's wharf the fire was making as rapid ravages, flavoring penetrated the four extensive warehousesand other buildings in a line with Tooley street. That they must share a similar fate as that of Cotton's wharf was evident, and what rendered matters worse, the firemen were comparatively powerless.