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Great Fire of New York

Background

On September 21 1776 a fire broke out on the west side of New York City then mostly confined to the lower tip of Manhattan. 25 percent of the city burned to the ground during the fire which was suspected of having been set by rebel American forces to hamper British control of the city. Regardless of its condition in the aftermath, New York City remained occupied by the British until the end of the war in 1783.

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