--A letter from Georgetown, S. C.
, under date of the 29th ult., received in Charleston
The alarm of fire was sounded in this town on Friday morning about half-past 2 o'clock. It originated in or about the warehouse of S. S. Fraser
, and so rapid was the progress of the flames that scarcely was time given to the gentleman who had the keys of the office and safe, to save Mr. Fraser
's books and papers.
The warehouses, offices, wharves, with some 3,500 barrels of Naval Stores, the buildings on the same range owned by Wm. Cains
and H. J. P Ellis
, and occupied by their families, were consumed, as were also two dwelling houses, a cooper's shop, and a storehouse and contents on the opposite side of the street.
Two houses on the southside were torn down, which with the assistance of the engines, prevented the further extension of the fire.