Times-Picayune May 14 1865
Firx. Tba sight watchman on board the steamer Minnehaha, atatea tbat a lira ignited from a large eon of oil on the boiler deck of aid atcamar, near the ' wheethouae, anpposed to bava been eat oa fire between the hours of 2 and 3 o'clock A. M. The fire apraad rapidly rapidly to a email ateam tag, and five flatboata leaded with bay. The tugboat and tba three flalboatsgot adrift and want dowa the stream. The remaining remaining flatboat burnt at tba wharf. The steamer Gray Eagle bad a narrow escape being being badly aeorehed. We have also learned tbat tba steamboat Bella Donas and schooner ware burnt. Tba alarm of fir given this morning by 8ergeant Lester, at 4 o'clock, was occasioned by tba burning wrack of tho steamer Minnehaha floating past tba foot of Bienville etreet.