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I FAIRS IN FtBnuAiiv.

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GARDEN OPERATIONS, &c.

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FIRE AND LOSS OF SEVEN LIVES…

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FIRE AND LOSS OF SEVEN LIVES On Tuesday morning, at half past five o'clock, the neighbourhood of Leicester square was thrown into a state of the utmost confusion in consequence of the sudden outbreak of a most disastrous fire, which was not subdued until a great sacrifice of life had taken place, and several persons been seriously injured. The house in question is that of a Mr. F Lind, picture dealer, No 19, Prince s- street, Leice-ter-square, and is in the joint occupation o. three families, the inmates of which were soundly sleep- ing when the police constable on duty perceived smoke issuing from the shop. The flames spread with such amazing rapidity, that they took possession 0: the staircase and cut off all means of escape. The inmates at once ran to the windows, threw up the sashes, and called out for help. A man in the second Hoor fiuding the lire rushing into his room jumped out of the window, leaving his wife and three children behind but was so seriously hurt that lie was taken to the hospital. The scene at this period wag distressing in the extreme. A man, woman 3| • t'le *°P H°or weie uttering the most piercing shrieks for help when the fla nes overpowered them, and they sum in the burning element. The London fire brigade engines from King's street, \V ell street, and Chandos street, having obtained a plentiful supply of water, went to work in most admirable s'vle, and by great exertions on the part of the firemen, the fire was subuiied. W hen (jerrard and Staples, the district fore- men of the in e brigade, so soon as the ruins were suffi ciently cooieu, dentin search of the persons who were known to have perished, (hey were horrified to find two more bodies. As soon as tho Royal Society fire escapes arri ed, the condnctors ascended their machines, in the expect ti li of saving the lives of the unfortuuate | or atures but they were met with such immense sheets of fire that they were compelled to make a hasty retreat. The cause uf this dreadful calamity is at present unknown, but a very searching investigation will be gone into at the coroner's inquest. The remainder of the inmates fortu nately made their escape. The inspector of the police from Vine-st., with a body of men, were most efficient in rendering every assistance to the firemen.

EMILIA MANIN.

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