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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 403 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BRITISH NORTH AMERICA 1815. Quebec was injured to the extent of £260,000. 1845. ,, 1650 houses were burned, May 28. One-third of the population made homeless. Loss from £400,000 to £750,000. Another fire, on June 28, consumed 1300 dwellings. 6000 persons were made homeless. 30 streets destroyed. Insurance losses, £60,770. 1866. 2500 houses and 17 churches in French quarter burned , 1825. News Brunswick. A tract of 4,000,000 acres, more than too m. in length, was burned over; it included many towns. 16o persons killed, and 875 head of cattle. 590 buildings burned. Loss, about £6o,000. Towns of New- castle, Chatham and Douglastown destroyed. 1837. St John (New Brunswick). 115 houses burned, January 13, and nearly all the business part of the city. Loss, £ I ,00o,000. 1771. 1778. 1782. 1784. 1841. 1845. 1877. St. John. Great fire on June 21. The area burned over was 200 acres. 37 streets and squares totally or in part destroyed; to m. of streets; 165o dwellings. 18 lives lost. Total loss, £2,500,000. Two-fifths of the city burned. 1846. St John's (Newfoundland) was nearly destroyed, June 9. Two whole streets burned upwards of 1 m. long. Loss estimated at £1,000,000. 1850. Montreal. A fire destroyed the finest part of the city on June 7. 200 houses were burned. 1852. „ A fire on July 9 rendered io,000 people destitute. The space burned was i m. in length by a m. in width, including 1200 houses. Loss, £r,000,000.
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