BIG BOSTON BLAZE.

BIG BOSTON BLAZE.

On the night of July 7 a night fire in the lumberyard district of Boston, heavily damaged the yards and wharfage property of several firms. The total loss is estimated at $200,000. A hign southwest wind, amounting to half a gale, carried brands to two wooden buildings and lumber piles, and for more than half an hour the flames were beyond the control of the fire department. The fire started from an unknown cause on the premises of Benjamin F. Lamb & Co., hardwood lumber dealers, 516 Albany street. After destroying the sheds and a large quantity of stock, it extended to the wharves of the Union Coal company, 498 Albany street, thence jumping over to the yards of the William C. Norcross company, dealers in laths and other building material, at No. 486. From the Lamb property the flames also attacked the lumber piles and sheds on the wharves of the C. W. Leatherbee Lumber company, 520 Albany street. The department of the district was unable to check the sweep of the fire and it was necessary to summon steamers from all parts of the city, T he fire was under control about an hour and a quarter after it broke out; all the offices, stables and sheds were destroyed. From the stables thirty-six horses were taken out, but some of them were so badly burned that they will be shot.

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