From the Richmond Dispatch, 2/6/1862, p. 2, c. 6
Almost of Fire. - The alarm of fire yesterday was
caused by the bursting of a small portion of the floor of Ligon’s factory, South
Main street, near 25th, used by the Government as a military prison. The fire
was communicated from a stove, and was extinguished by the inmates of the
building, though on the alarm being sounded by the Old Market House bell, the
Fire Department repaired thither, ready for any duty that might devolve on it.
The Yankees did not manifest any particular alarm, a great number of them being
used to “running with the machine” and the consequent excitement produced
The alarm of fire last night was caused by a blaze exuding
from the chimney of a house located beyond Brook Avenue.
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