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which could be pumped into the Manchester reservoir, no assistance could be rendered by the fire engines. The Richmond fire companies, as soon as the alarm was given, buried to the foot of Mayo's bridge, where they awaited the return of Chief-Engineer Barnes, who went over to ascertain to what extent the department there could be assisted. In a short time Mr. Barnes came back and ordered company B. and the Hook and Ladder company to hasten to the scene, but the stream which the reservoir afMr. Barnes came back and ordered company B. and the Hook and Ladder company to hasten to the scene, but the stream which the reservoir afforded was so feeble that it soon became manifest that the fire was not to be extinguished with water. This fire, which was without doubt the work of an incendiary, lit up the whole heavens for upwards of five hours, and at a late hour yesterday afternoon its entire area was still in a blaze from the burning rubbish and smouldering tobacco scattered around. Fortunately no very serious accident occurred, although Mr. Ajax Gary was compelled to jump from a second-story window, and made a