Great Baltimore Fire of 1904
The Baltimore Sun’s Jacques Kelly speaks more on the fire that ravaged and destroyed parts of downtown Baltimore. According to the Fire Museum of Baltimore, some 1,231 and 1,200 National Guardsmen were needed as part of the effort. In about 30 hours, 140 acres of downtown Baltimore had burned, taking down 1,526 buildings and 2,500 businesses in its fury.
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