FIREWORKS AT SING SING.

FIREWORKS AT SING SING.

At a fire which took place at Sing Sing, N. Y., recently the unforeseen nature of some of the perils which the firemen are called upon to encounter was strikingly Illustrated. At an early hour in the morning the residents of Main street were startled by three loud explosions in rapid succession, resembling the firing of a cannon. Many citizens hurriedly came out of their houses and saw flames issuing from the gun and pistol manufactory of Abraham Jones, in Main street. There also occurred a pyrotechnic display, skyrockets and roman candles shooting in all directions, causing a stampede among the crowd that collected in front of the building. The volunteer firemen were promptly on the ground, but their work was seriously interfered with by the explosions of fireworks and of several kegs of powder that occurred in the burning building fro n time to time, by one of which two of the men were blown from their feet, but, fortunately, not severely hurt. The building was completely gutted before the M imes were extinguished. The fire originated in the gun shop from the explosion of a kerosene lamp.

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