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Fire in Boston Railroad Yards

Issue 15 and Volume 80.

Fire in Boston Railroad Yards Damage estimated at $50,000 was caused by a fire which originated in an oil storage shed in the yards of the Boston and Maine Railroad between Boston and Cambridge about a quarter of a mile from the North Station. Two small sheds, twelve wooden passenger coaches, a freight car, and the oil storage house were destroyed and the wooden railroad bridgework was badly damaged. The fire occurred on the afternoon of July 6. The first alarm was given from a box at the North Station and the blaze appeared so menacing that a third alarm was sounded upon arrival of the first Boston apparatus, the second alarm being skipped. Two Boston fireboats and the Coast Guard Cutter Agassiz came up the Charles River and rendered effective service in checking the spread of the flames. When it U’as found that the fire was really just across…

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