Alexandria, VA Union Street Fire, Jun 1854
Destructive Fire at Alexandria.
WASHINGTON, Monday, June 5. The provision stores of Mr. Hone and Messrs. Masters & Son, on Union-street, Alexandria, were destroyed by fire this morning. Hone had 3,000 barrels of flour and a large quantity of lard, hams, &c., in store, only a small portion of which was saved.
During the fire ten kegs of powder in Master's store exploded, creating great excitement were completely gutted and most of their contents destroyed. The loss will probably amount to $50,000.
The New York Times, New York, NY 6 Jun 1854