Famous fires - great fires in history: date · location · deaths  ·  August 21, 2014, 21:58 GMT
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Famous fires

Famous fires in history

Date Location Deaths
1835, Dec 16 New York City, 500 buildings destroyed n.a.
1845, May Canton, China, theater 1 670
1871, Oct 8 Chicago, 17 000 buildings destroyed 250
1871, Oct 8 Forest fire, Peshtigo, Wisconsin, USA 1 182
1872, Nov 9 Boston, USA, 800 buildings destroyed n.a.
1876, Dec 5 Theater, Brooklyn, New York, USA 295
1877, Jun 20 Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 100
1881, Dec 8 Ring Theater, Vienna 850
1887, May 25 Opera Comique, Paris 200
1887, Sep 4 Exeter, England, theater 200
1894, Sep 1 Forest fire, Minnesota, USA 413
1897, May 4 Paris, charity bazaar 150
1900, Jun 30 Docks, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA 326
1902, Sep 20 Church, Birmingham, Alabama, USA 115
1903, Dec 30 Iroquois Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA 602
1908, Jan 13 Rhoads Theater, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, USA 170
1908, Mar 4 School, Collinwood, Ohio, USA 176
1911, Mar 25 Triangle Shirtwaist factory, New York City, USA 146
1913, Oct 14 Mid Giamorgan, Wales, colliery 439
1918, Apr 13 Norman, Oklahoma, state hospital 38
1918, Oct 12 Forest fire, Cloquet, Minnesota, USA 400
1919, Jun 20 Mayaguez Theater, San Juan, Puerto Rico 150
1923, May 17 School, Camden, South Carolina, USA 76
1924, Dec 24 School, Babb's Switch, Oklahoma, USA 35
1929, May 15 Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 125
1930, Apr 21 Penitentiary, Columbus, Ohio, USA 320
1931, Jul 24 Home for aged, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA 48
1934, Dec 11 Hotel Kerns, Lansing, Michigan, USA 34
1938, May 16 Terminal Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 35
1940, Apr 23 Dance hall, Natchez, Mississippi, USA 198
1942, Nov 28 Cocoanut Grove, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 491
1942, Dec 12 Hostel, St, John's, Newfoundland, Canada 100
1943, Sep 7 Gulf Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA 55
1944, Jul 6 Ringling Circus, Hartford, Connecticut, USA 168
1946, Jun 5 LaSalle Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA 61
1946, Dec 7 Winecoff Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 119
1946, Dec 12 New York City ice plant, tenement 37
1949, Apr 5 Hospital, Effingham, Illinois, USA 77
1950, Jan 7 Mercy Hospital, Davenport, Iowa, USA 41
1953, Mar 29 Nursing home, Largo, Florida, USA 35
1953, Apr 16 Metalworking plant, Chicago, Illinois, USA 35
1957, Feb 17 Home for aged, Warrenton, Missouri, USA 72
1958, Mar 19 New York City loft building 24
1958, Dec 1 Parochial school, Chicago, Illinois, USA 95
1958, Dec 16 Store, Bogota, Colombia 83
1959, Jun 23 Resort hotel, Stalheim, Norway 34
1960, Mar 12 Chemical plant, Pusan, Korea 68
1960, Jul 14 Mental hospital, Guatemala City 225
1960, Nov 13 Movie theater, Amude, Syria 152
1961, Jan 6 Thomas Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA 20
1961, Dec 8 Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, USA 16
1961, Dec 17 Circus, Niteroi, Brazil 323
1963, May 4 Theater, Diourbel, Senegal 64
1963, Nov 18 Surfside Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA 25
1963, Nov 23 Rest home, Fitchville, Ohio 63
1963, Dec 29 Roosevelt Hotel, Jacksonville, Florida, USA 22
1964, May 8 Apartment building, Manila, Philippines 30
1964, Dec 18 Nursing home, Foutaintown, Indiana, USA 20
1965, Mar 1 Apartment, LaSalle, Quebec, Canada 28
1965, Aug 11-16 Watts riot fires, California, USA 30+
1966, Mar 11 2 Ski resorts, Numata, Japan 31
1966, Aug 13 Hotel, Melbourne, Australia 29
1966, Oct 17 New York City building (firefighters) 12
1966, Dec 7 Barracks, Erzurum, Turkey 68
1967, Feb 7 Restaurant, Montgomery, Alabama, USA 25
1967, May 22 Store, Brussels, Belgium 322
1967, July 16 State prison, Jay, Florida, USA 37
1968, Feb 26 Hospital, Shrewsbury, England 22
1968, May 11 Wedding hall, Vijayawada, India 58
1968, Nov 18 Factory, Glasgow, Scotland 24
1969, Dec 2 Nursing home, Notre Dame, Canada 54
1970, Jan 9 Nursing home, Marietta, Ohio, USA 27
1970, Nov 1 Dance hall, Grenoble, France 145
1970, Dec 20 Hotel, Tucson, Arizona, USA 28
1971, Mar 6 Psych. clinic, Burghoezli, Switzerland 28
1971, Apr 20 Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand 24
1971, Dec 25 Hotel, Seoul, South Korea 162
1973, May 13 Nightclud, Osaka, Japan 116
1972, Jul 5 Hospital, Sherborne, England 30
1973, Feb 6 School, Paris, France 21
1973, Jun 24 Bar, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 32
1973, Nov 6 Train, Fukui, Japan 28
1973, Nov 29 Department store, Kumamoto, Japan 107
1973, Dec 2 Theater, Seoul, South Korea 50
1974, Feb 1 Bank building, Sao Paulo, Brazil 189
1974, Jun 30 Discotheque, Port Chester, New York, USA 24
1974, Nov 3 Hotel & disco, Seoul, South Korea 88
1975, Dec 12 Tent city, Mina, Saudi Arabia 138
1976, Oct 24 Social club, Bronx, New York, USA 25
1977, Feb 25 Rossiya hotel, Moscow, Russia 45
1977, May 28 Nightclub, Southgate, Kentucky, USA 164
1977, Jun 9 Nightclub, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire 41
1977, Jun 26 Jail, Columbia, Tennessee, USA 42
1977, Nov 14 Hotel, Manila, Philippines 47
1978, Jan 28 Coates House Hotel, Kansas City, USA 16
1978, Aug 19 Movie theater, Abadan, Iran 425+
1979, Jul 14 Hotel, Saragossa, Spain 80
1979, Dec 31 Social club, Chapais, Quebec, Canada 42
1980, May 20 Nursing home, Kingston, Jamaica 157
1980, Nov 21 MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 84
1980, Dec 4 Stouffer Inn, Harrison, New York, USA 26
1981, Jan 9 Boarding home, Keansburg, New Jersey, USA 30
1981, Feb 10 Las Vegas Hilton, Nevada, USA 8
1981, Feb 14 Discotheque, Dublin, Ireland 44
1982, Sep 4 Apartment house, Los Angeles, California, USA 24
1982, Nov 8 County jail, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA 29
1983, Feb 13 Movie theater, Turin, Italy 64
1983, Dec 17 Discotheque, Madrid, Spain 83
1984, May 11 Great Adventure Amusement Park, New Jersey, USA 8
1985, Apr 21 Movie theater, Tabaco, Philippines 44
1985, Apr 26 Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina 79
1985, May 11 Soccer stadium, Bradford, England 53
1986, Dec 31 Dupont Plaza Hotel, Puerto Rico 96
1987, May 6-Jun 2 N China forest fire 193
1987, Nov 17 Subway, London, England 30
1988, Mar 20 2 000 building, Lashio, Burma 134
1990, Mar 25 Social club, Bronx, New York, USA 87
1991, Mar 3 Munitions dump, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 260+
1991, Sep 3 Processing plant, Hamlet, North Carolina, USA 25
1991, Oct 20-21 Wildfire, Oakland, Berkeley, California, USA 24
1993, Apr 19 Cult compound, Waco, Texas, USA 72
1994, MAy 10 Toy factory, Bangkok, Thailand 213
1994, Jul 4-10 Glenwood Springs, Colorado (firefighters) 14
1994, Dec 8 Theater, Karamay, China 300
1994, Nov 2 Burning fuel flood, Durunka, Egypt 500
1995, Oct 28 Subway train, Baku, Azerbaijan 300
1995, Dec 23 School, Mandi Dabwali, India 500+
1996, Mar 19 Nightclub, Quezon City, Philippines 150+
1996, Mar 28 Shopping mall, Bogor, Indonesia 78
1996, Apr 11 Airport, Dusseldorf, Germany 16
1996, Oct 22 Jail, Caracas, Venezuela 25
1996, Nov 20 Building, Hong Kong 39
1997, Feb 23 Worship site, Baripada, India 164
1997, Apr 15 Encampment, Mina, Saudi Arabia 343
1997, Jun 7 Temple, Thanjavur, India 60+
1997, Jun 13 Movie theater, New Dehli, India 60
1997, Jul 11 Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand 90
1997, Sep 29 Children's home, near Colina, Chile 30
1998, Mar 26 School dorm, Mazeras, India 22
1998, Dec 3 Orphanage, Manila, Philippines 28
1999, Feb 10 Police headquarters, Samara, Russia 23
1999, Mar 24 Mont Blanc tunnel, France and Italy 40
1999, Jun 30 Camp dormitory, Hwasung, South Korea 23
1999, Oct 30 Inchon, S. Korea, karaoke salon 55+
2000, Mar 10 Vitupo, Tuvalu, school 18
2000, Mar 17 Kanungu, Uganda, church 530
2000, Jun 23 Queensland, Australia, hostel 15
2000, Oct 20 Mexico City, Mexico, nightclub 20
2000, Dec 25 Luoyang, China, shopping center 309
2001, Jan 1 Volendam, Netherlands, cafe 10
2001, Mar 6 Central China, school 41
2001, Mar 26 Machakos, Kenya, school 64
2001, Aug 6 Madras, India, home for mentally ill 27
2001, Aug 18 Quezon City, Philippines, hotel 73
2001, Sep 1 Tokyo, Japan, nightclub 44
2001, Oct 24 Swiss Alps, St. Gotthard Tunnel 11
2001, Dec 29 Lima, Peru, fireworks accident 291
2002, Mar 11 Mecca, Saudi Arabia, girls' school 15
2002, Jun 16 Beijing, China, internet cafe 24
2002, Jul 7 Donetsk region, Ukraine, coal mine 34+
2002, Jul 20 Lima, Peru, disco 25+
2002, Jul 31 Donetsk region, Ukraine, coal mine 20
2003, Feb 20 Warwick, RI, USA nightclub (pyrotechnics) 100
2003, Sep 15 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at al-Haer prison 94
2004, Dec 31 Buenos Aires club, Argentina, at 10:50 pm 175
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