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CALAMITOUS FIRE AND LOSS OF LIFE IN LEADENHALL HABEET. A dreadful fire, by which two unfortunate creatures perished, occurred early on Thursday morning at the Poulterers' Arms Tavern, in Ship Tavern-passage, on the east side of Leadenhall-market. The whole of those premises were destroyed and also several other houses in the market, as well as in Lime-street, Fen- church-street. The Poulterers' Arms Tavern had re- cently come into the possession of Mr. Lovegrove, who was putting it into repair. The tavern business was still being carried on by Mrs. Lovegrove, who slept in the house, the rest of the inmates, consisting it is un- derstood, of the barmaid, cook, servant, and potboy. The tavern was closed between eleven and twelve on Wednesday night, and at the time of the in- mates retiring to rest there was nothing to excite suspicion. At half-past five o'clock in the morning the city policeman on duty in the market in passing along the passage noticed a strong glare of light I through the fan light window over the door, and in a very few moments the flames rolled out with great force. The tavern being built chiefly of lath and plaster, and the front covered with timber, the flames spread with great rapidity. The fire had obtained possession of the staircase and prevented the inmates from escaping, and, from the peculiar construction of the market, it was difficult to get a ladder up to the window where the poor creatures were appealing for aid. The fire-escape men got some short ladders up the passage, but just as they were on the eve of being placed against the windows Mrs. Harris, the landlady, and the potboy, threw themselves out into the pas- sage, and were much injured. The servant, it is stated, was got out through the roof, but there is too much reason to fear that the other inmates, the bar- much reason to fear that the other inmates, the bar- maid and the cook, perished. Before the engines were at work the largo timber roof over the poulterers' market had also ignited, threatening destruction to the whole of the market. The fire had also reached the house in Ship Tavern- passage, a.nd the houses Nos. 20 and 21, in Lime-street, in the occupation of Mr. Barker, baker, and Mr. Severn, the upper portion being let as offices to merchants and others. As to the cause of the fire nothing precise could be learnt. The occupier is believed to be insured.

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