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Item 2016-11-15-01 - 1862 Fire Inquest

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CA BWGPL LHC-Dis-Fire-2016-11-15-01

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1862 Fire Inquest

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  • 1862-07-03 (Creation)

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South Simcoe Times

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This article relates to the fire of Bradford on June 24th, 1862, which originated in an unknown stable in the main city sector. There is no lasting record of a newspaper published during the week of the fire.

"Fire Inquest

On Friday morning last [June 27th], Corner Allen, with a Jury, held an inquiry into the causes of the late fire. About a dozen witnesses were examined, after which the jury returned the following verdict:
'We, the Jury empannelled to inquire into the causes or origin of the fire that occurred in this village on the night of the 24th [June] inst., having heard the testimony brought before us, are of the opinion that such fire originated through accident, whose cause is unknown to this Jury.


  • A.S. Warburton, Foreman'

No evidence was adduced to show that there was either a candle or lamp in the stable on the evening in question."

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South Simcoe Times
July 3, 1862
Vol. 1, No. 22
Pg 2
Microfilm Reel N240 # 1

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