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Ryan v. New York Central R.R.
Citation:35 N.Y. 210 (1866)
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On July 15, 1854 in Syracuse, NY, the defendant negligently set fire to their woodshed and the large quantity of wood inside it. The plaintiff’s house was located 130 feet away and caught fire from the heat and sparks emitted by the burning woodshed. The house burned down despite diligent efforts to save it.
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