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New Orleans Fire of 1830
New Orleans, LA

January 13, 1830

About a year after the first reliable fire company was organized in New Orleans (Volunteer Company No. 1), a great fire occurrred. On january 1, 1830, five thousand bales of cotton were on fire at the Harts Cotton Press on St. Charles Street. The brave volunteers aimed a stream of water from their hand pump engine as a group of dedicated citizens rushed to aid the volunteer company.

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