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The Daily Dispatch: September 9, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Presidential campaign in the North. (search)
Fire. --About one o'clock yesterday morning a wooden stable, near the corner of Third and Leigh streets, was set on fire, and would have been destroyed had it not been for the efforts to put it out, which were made by Mr. George R. Minor and two of the city watch who happened to be near at hand and first discovered it. The bells rang for a short time, but before the firemen arrived the fire was out. Loss slight. When Mr. Minor ascended to the burning roof he left his shoes in the care ofar the corner of Third and Leigh streets, was set on fire, and would have been destroyed had it not been for the efforts to put it out, which were made by Mr. George R. Minor and two of the city watch who happened to be near at hand and first discovered it. The bells rang for a short time, but before the firemen arrived the fire was out. Loss slight. When Mr. Minor ascended to the burning roof he left his shoes in the care of some one, only to find them gone when he descended to terra firma.