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Destructive fire.

Providence, R. I., December 29.
--A fire broke out in the railroad depot at Groton about 1 o'clock this morning, which destroyed the building and thirty long empty cars and six loaded ones. The flames spread rapidly to the steamer Commonwealth, just arrived from New York, which was heavily loaded with freight, and was so grounded at the wharf that she could not be moored. She was burned to the water's edge, and nothing saved. The flames spread so rapidly and furiously that men on board the steamer barely escaped with their lives. The loss is about one and a half million.

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