New Orleans, LA Fire Feb 1873

Two Hundred Houses in New-Orleans Burned--Loss $250,000.
NEW-ORLEANS, La., Feb. 27.---A fire in the Third District this afternoon destroyed nearly six squares, bounded by Claude, Dauphine, and Mandeville streets and Washington-avenue. About 200 houses and their contents were consumed, mostly small frame dwellings. The De Soto school-house was also destroyed. Scarcity of water prevented the firemen from doing effective service. A high wind prevailed. The loss is estimated at $250,000; insurance unknown. About 200 families are left homeless.
The New York Times, New York, NY 28 Feb 1873