Recent Big New York Fires.

Issue 7 and Volume 46.

Recent Big New York Fires. Simultaneous fires on West Broadway and in Harlem about 7 o’clock, on the evening of August 11, kept the firemen of the downtown and uptown districts busy for the greater part of the night. The damage in all amounted to about $150,000, of which $100,000 was done in the West Broadway blaze. Both fires were spectacular, and produced vast volumes of smoke, which caused much excitement in their respective neighborhoods. The Sixth avenue elevated line south of Bleccker street was blocked for three hours beginning at 6:45, while the surface lines using the tracks on West Broadway suspended operation south of Desbrosses street for the entire evening. The Harlem fire, at Madison avenue and the Harlem river, stopped the 135th street and Port Morris cars of the Union Railway, and caused much inconvenience to persons living in The Bronx. The fire in West Broadway completely…

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