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New-York Times / July 2, 1889

DURANGO, Col., July 1. -- At 3 o'clock this afternoon a fire broke out in the south part of the city, and in a short time the flames, assisted by a strong wind, spread in every direction, leaping from building to building until at 4 P.M. half of the town was in ashes.

Every business house and public building in the city with the exception of the Post Office and Strater's Hotel was burned to the ground. The wind at 4 o'clock was still blowing, and the fire was entirely beyond control.



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