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" ... houses broke the wind and caused a back current at the base of the buildings. As soon as the fire had thus got a new swath of houses before it, and the wind behind it, away it went tearing, thus sadly surprising many who were congratulating themselves... "
The Weather and Climate of Chicago - Page 368
by Henry Joseph Cox, John Howard Armington - 1914 - 375 pages
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Report of the Chief Signal Officer, United States Army, to the Secretary of War

United States. Army. Signal Corps - 1872
...fire had thus got a new swath of houses before it, and the wind behind it, away it went tearing, thus sadly surprising many who were congratulating themselves...because the first rush of flame had spared them. The firemen at first endeavored to check the fire in front: As soon as the fire had. gathered in force...
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Annual report of the chief signal-officer, to the secretary of war, Volume 2

United States signal office - 1873
...fire had thus got a now swath of houses before it, and the wind behind it, away it went tearing, thus sadly surprising many who were congratulating themselves...Tribune people thought the strength of their building bad saved them, because it lay at the extremity of one of the swaths. The next one took it. In the...
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d ...

United States. Congress. House - United States - 1873
...fire hart thus got a new swath of houses before it, and the wind behind it, away it went tearing, thus sadly surprising many who were congratulating themselves because the first rush of flame had spared them. Tile Tribune people thought the strength of their building had saved them, Ьееян*1 it lay at the...
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Bulletin, Issues 1-10

United States. Weather Bureau - Nature - 1892
...fire had thus got a new swath of houses before it, and the wind behind it, away it went tearing, thus sadly surprising many who were congratulating themselves...first rush of the fire reached the lake, and then worked its way westward to the river. This it did not accomplish before 12 noon on the !Hh. The wind...
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