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GREAT FIRE IN MANCHESTER.

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GREAT FIRE IN MANCHESTER. One of the largest fires which ever occurred in Man- chester broke out on Wednesday morning in the ex- tensive pile of warehouses belonging to the London and North Western and Great Western Railway Companies, which occupy the wide,area bounded by Liverpool-road, Lower Bjrom-street, Charles-street, and Water-street. The site was originally the terminus of the old Man- chester and Liverpool Railway, but for some years it has been exclusively devoted to the purposes of a goods sta- tion. The warehouses were numbered 1, 2, and 3, and the fire broke out in a corner of No. 2 Warehouse, fronting Charles-street, filled with cotton, oil, grain, &c. In a short time the flames spread to No. 1 Warehouse fronting Lower Byrom-street, containing cotton, madder, and madder-root, and it soon became apparent that no efforts to prevent the complete de- struction of these buildings would be available. Al- though the wind was not boisterous there was a mode- rate breeze, and the open situation was another favour- able condition to the spread of the flames. The entire fire brigade of Manchester and Salford were quickly on the spot, and the utmost energy was displayed in attempting to stay the progress of the fire. Ware- houses 1 and 2 were completely destroyed, floor after floor falling in with a tremendous crash. An additional element of excitement was occa- sioned by the transfer of some hundreds of pigs to safer quarters, and which was achieved with the loss of. only one of the animals. All the books and papers of the companies were saved, as well as the offices and residence of Mr. Thomas Kay, the principal agent of the London and North- Western Company. The fire was not wholly subdued until about eight o'clock. The loss, according to an estimate which may be regarded as reliable, is put down at ^300,000. The origin of the fire is unknown. During the progress of the fire a wall fell in, burying a fireman named dark, who was subsequently extri- cated and conveyed to the infirmary in a very critical state.

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