Historic Fire Reports   May 2007-- UPDATE

---138 Year old British Ship, Cutty Sark seriously damaged WHILE in dry dock under repair! --Duke to inspect Cutty Sark Damage

---6 children dead in terrible city fire No One Should Die That Way

While major fire threat attention has focused on the big fires in California, Florida and Georgia, the daily list of lost historic sites goes on and on, AS........

DC market fire erases six decades of Maryland history

Maryland Gazette - Glen Burnie, MD, USA

City officials have vowed to rebuild the historic structure, but repairs could take two years. "The fire at Eastern Market did not just affect the ...

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House fire destroys historic structure The Morning Journal - Lorain, OH, USA

''There was extensive heat and smoke damage throughout the structure,'' according to the fire report. Berry's home wasn't listed on the state's historical ...

The Glasgows watched more than 60 years of family history burn in just a few hours last week when a fire ravaged Eastern Market in Washington.

"It's something you build up for 61 years and it's gone in a couple of hours," said Bill Glasgow of Heritage Harbour, who started working at his family's United Meat stall in 1946 at the age of 13.

reThe 1878 multi-story home was engulfed in flames at 11:54 p.m. when firefighters arrived after a neighbor called for help, according to a report. Berry, who lives alone, was at the restaurant working on a project when the fire occurred, he said.

Historic chapel burns down

Daily News Journal (subscription) - Murfreesboro, TN, USA

The Taylors said they purchased the structure, built in 1910 as the Christiana Presbyterian Church, as the "perfect wedding spot" in 2004. ...

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List of historic fires From Wikipedia
[Oct06]

This is a list of historic fires. Before the 20th century, fires were a major hazard to urban areas and the cause of massive amounts of damage to cities. It does not include historic wildfires or forest fires. See list of forest fires for a list of some of the most severe recorded forest fires.

Building or structure fires

*356 BC-Temple of Artemis at Ephesus burned by arson or lightening

*50 BC-Library of Alexandria possibly burned accidentally during siege

* 272 - Library of Alexandria possibly burned during occupation of Alexandria

* 391 - Library of Alexandria possibly burned by order of Roman Emperor Theodosius I

* 640 - Library of Alexandria possibly burned by order of Caliph Umar I

* 1613 - Globe Theatre, London burned due to mishap

* 1697 - The medieval "Tre Kronor" Royal Castle in Stockholm

* 1794 - Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen

* 1811 - Richmond Theatre Fire, Richmond, VA. 72 dead.

* 1814 - The White House and U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. burned by the British

* 1823 - Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Rome

* 1834 - Palace of Westminster, home to Parliament of the United Kingdom

* 1846 - Nantucket July 13

* 1863 - Iglesia de la Compaa de Jess fire in Santiago, Chile, killed over 2000

* 1876 - Brooklyn Theater Fire, killed 295 in Brooklyn, NY

* 1878 - The Eldkvarn flour mill in Stockholm.

* 1880 - Romanian Opera House, also burned in 1920

* 1881 - Ring Theater Fire, killed 850 in Vienna

* 1884 - Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen

* 1887 - Paris Opera Fire, killed 200 on May 25

* 1887 - Exeter Theater Fire, England

* 1895 - The Rotunda, University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Virginia

* 1897 - Paris Bazaar Fire, killed 150 on May 4

* 1900 - Hoboken Docks Fire, killed 326 on June 30

* 1901 - Great Fire of 1901 (Jacksonville, Fl), 7 killed

* 1902 - Birmingham Church Fire, killed 115 on September 20

* 1903 - Chicago's Iroquois Theater, at least 600 died

* 1908 - Rhoads Theater Fire, Boyertown, PA, 170 killed

* 1908 - Collinwood School Fire, Cleveland, OH

* 1911 - Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, New York City

* 1916 - Centre Block of the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario

* 1918 - Norman State Hospital Fire, Norman, OK

* 1919 - Mayaguez Theater Fire, San Juan, Puerto Rico

* 1929 - Cleveland Clinic Disaster, Cleveland, OH

* 1930 - Ohio State Penitentiary Fire, Columbus, OH

* 1931 - Pittsburgh Nursing Home Fire

* 1933 - Reichstag fire in Berlin, caused by arson

* 1934 - Hotel Kerns Fire in Lansing, MI

* 1937 - Hindenburg disaster near Lakehurst, New Jersey

* 1938 - Terminal Hotel Fire in Atlanta, GA

* 1940 - Rhythm Night Club Fire, Natchez, MS

* 1942 - Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston, Massachusetts

* 1943 - Gulf Hotel Fire in Houston, TX

* 1943 - Hoteiza Theater Fire in Kucchan (Japan) killed 205 on March 6

* 1944 - Hartford Circus Fire in Hartford, Connecticut

* 1946 - LaSalle Hotel Fire in Chicago

* 1946 - Winecoff Hotel Fire in Atlanta, GA

* 1949 - St. Anthony's Hospital Fire in Effingham, IL

* 1953 - Littlefield Nursing Home Fire in Largo, FL

* 1954 - Larkin Building Fire in Buffalo, N.Y. First fire in Buffalo's history to go to a general alarm

* 1957 - Warrenton Nursing Home Fire in Warrenton, MO

* 1958 - Our Lady of the Angels School Fire, Chicago

* 1958 - Vida Store Fire in Bogot

* 1960 - Guatemala Mental Hospital Fire, killed 225 on July 14

* 1960 - Syrian Movie Theater Fire in Amude (Syria)

* 1961 - Grand North American Circus Fire in Niteri (Brazil) killed 323 on December 17

* 1963 - Surfside Hotel Fire in Atlantic City, NJ on November 18

* 1963 - Golden Age Nursing Home Fire in Fitchville, OH killed 63 on November 23

* 1963 - Hotel Roosevelt fire in Jacksonville, FL killed 22 on December 29

* 1967 - Apollo 1 burned during ground tests at Cape Canaveral

* 1967 - L'Innovation Department Store Fire, in Brussels killed 322 on May 22

* 1967 - Florida State Prison Fire, in Jay, FL killed 37 on July 16

* 1971 - Taeyunkak Hotel Fire in Seoul, South Korea on December 25

* 1973 - 1973 National Archives Fire in St. Louis, Missouri

* 1974 - Joelma Fire kills 188 in So Paulo.

* 1977 - Beverly Hills Supper Club fire kills 165 in Southgate, Kentucky.

* 1978 - The Cinema Rex Fire kills over 400 in Abadan, Iran.

* 1980 - MGM Grand Hotel fire in Las Vegas, Nevada kills 87

* 1981 - Keansburg Boarding Home fire in Keansburg, New Jersey kills 30

* 1981 - Stardust Disaster, discotheque fire in Dublin kills 44

* 1982 - Connecticut Street Armory Fire in Buffalo, NY

* 1982 - Salang tunnel fire kills between 150 and 1,000 people in Afghanistan's only road tunnel

* 1982 - Caldecott Tunnel fire kills 6 and severely damages major road tunnel in Oakland, California

* 1983 - Turin Movie Theater fire in Turin kills 64

* 1983 - Madrid Discotheque fire in Madrid kills 83

* 1984 - Summit tunnel fire in West Yorkshire, England

* 1985 - Valley Parade Ground Stadium fire in Bradford, England, 56 die

* 1986 - Dupont Plaza Hotel fire, set by disgruntled employees, kills 97 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

* 1987 - King's Cross fire in the London Underground

* 1988 - Piper Alpha disaster, North Sea

* 1990 - Happy Land Fire (arson) in the Bronx, New York City, kills 87

* 1992 - Windsor Castle, England

* 1993 - Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas, about 80 killed

* 1996 - Teatro La Fenice in Venice

* 1996 - Channel Tunnel fire between France and England

* 1998 - October 29, Macedonian Association Discotheque in Gothenburg, killing 63

* 1999 - Mont Blanc Tunnel fire between France and Italy, 39 killed

* 1999 - The Worcester Cold Storage fire, 6 firefighters killed

* 2001 - September 11 Terrorist Attacks in New York City and Arlington, Virginia

* 2001 - Volendam, fire in a bar/discoteque; killing 14, injuring 180 (many with lasting scars)

* 2001 - Fan Lin school explosion, fire in firework store, resultant explosion kills 41 children.

* 2003 - Daegu subway fire in Daegu (South Korea)

* 2003 - The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island

* 2003 - Patrice Lumumba People's Friendship University, Moscow

* 2004 - Asuncin supermarket fire kills at least 464

* 2004 - Repblica Cromagnon nightclub fire in Buenos Aires kills 194, injures 714.

* 2005 - Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal in Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, injures 43.

City or area fires

* 64 - Great Fire of Rome

* 847 - Borgo, the area around Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome

* 1204 - Constantinople burned three times during the Fourth Crusade

* 1547 - Moscow fire which sparked a rebellion

* 1571 - Moscow fire occurred when the forces of the Crimean khan Devlet I Giray raided the city

* 1657 - Edo (modern-day Tokyo)

* 1666 - Great Fire of London

* 1694 - the Great Fire of Warwick

* 1696 - St. John's, Newfoundland and 35 other settlements burned by French forces

* 1702 - Uppsala, Sweden, large parts of the city devastated; cathedral/Uppsala Castle damaged.

* 1728 - Copenhagen Fire of 1728, two fifths of the city burned down during three days

* 1734 - Montreal, New France

* 1776 - New York City

* 1795 - Copenhagen fire of 1795

* 1805 - Detroit

* 1812 - Moscow, to deny shelter to Napoleon

* 1812 - Buffalo, New York burned during the War of 1812

* 1813 - Portsmouth, New Hampshire

* 1813 - York, Upper Canada burned during the War of 1812

* 1814 - Burning of Washington during the War of 1812

* 1817 - St. John's, Newfoundland

* 1821 - Paramaribo (Suriname) over 400 houses destroyed

* 1827 - Great fire of Turku

* 1835 - Great Fire of New York

* 1845 - Great Fire of Pittsburgh destroyed over 1000 buildings

* 1846 - St. John's, Newfoundland

* 1849 - St. Louis Fire, first US firefighter killed in the line of duty

* 1850 - Krakw, Poland, 10% of the city area

* 1854 - Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead: a spectacular explosion leads to the great fire

* 1862 - Troy, New York, over 500 buildings destroyed

* 1864 - Atlanta burned after time given for evacuation of citizens--William Tecumseh Sherman

* 1865 - Columbia, S. C. burned while occupied by troops under William Tecumseh Sherman

* 1865 - Richmond, Virginia burned by retreating Confederates.

* 1871 - Great Chicago Fire, destroyed the downtown area and paved the way for new building ideas

* 1871 - Peshtigo, Wisconsin Fire, several towns lost,1500-2500 dead, same day as Chicago Fire

* 1872 - The Great Fire of Boston, Massachusetts, destroyed 776 buildings; killed at least 20 people.

* 1877 - Saint John, New Brunswick Fire destroyed 1600 buildings

* 1883 - Ponce, Puerto Rico

* 1889 - Great Seattle Fire

* 1892 - St. John's, Newfoundland

* 1894 - Great Fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings are destroyed

* 1901 - Great Fire of 1901, Jacksonville, Florida

* 1904 - Great Baltimore Fire

* 1904 - Great Toronto Fire

* 1904 - lesund Fire

* 1906 - San Francisco earthquake and fire

* 1910 - The Big Blowup , Washington, Idaho and Montana, over 3 million acres, 85 dead.

* 1914 - Great Salem Fire of 1914

* 1916 - Matheson Fire, Matheson, Ontario

* 1917 - The Halifax Explosion, largest man-made explosion before the atomic bomb

* 1917 - Great Atlanta fire Destroyed over 300 acres (1.2 km) (73 blocks)

* 1917 - Great Fire of 1917, Thessaloniki, Greece

* 1921 - Tulsa Race Riot, 35 city blocks; 1,256 residences were destroyed by arson

* 1923 - Tokyo following the Great Kanto- earthquake

* 1933 - Tillamook Burn

* 1941 - Santander, Cantabria

* 1945 - Bombing of Dresden in World War II

* 1945 - Bombing of Tokyo in World War II, the largest urban conflargation in history.

* 1945 - Atomic bombing of Hiroshima in World War II

* 1945 - Atomic bombing of Nagasaki in World War II

* 1947 - Texas City Disaster, two ships explode, igniting chemical works, 460 - 600 killed

* 1949 - Mann Gulch Fire

* 1951 - Tung Tau fire, fire in a squatter area in Hong Kong, up to 25,000 homeless, led riot

* 1953 - Shek Kip Mei Fire, fire in a squatter area in Hong Kong, 58,000 homeless

* 1961 - Bukit Ho Swee Fire, flames erupt in a squatter settlement in Singapore, making 16,000 homeless

* 1983 - North Division Street explosion in Buffalo, New York kills five firefighters and two civilians

* 1988 - Yellowstone Fire of 1988

* 1991 - Kuwaiti oil fires following the Persian Gulf War

* 1991 - Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3469 homes and apartments

* 1994 - South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mt. near Glenwood Springs, Colorado kills fourteen firefighters

* 2000 - Jasper Fire in The Black Hills of South Dakota burns 93,000+ acres (380 km)

* 2002 - Lagos armoury explosion causes fire which destroys half of Lagos and killed 1,100 people

* 2002 - Edinburgh Cowgate fire

* 2002 - Rodeo-Chediski fire

Ship fires

* 1800 - English warship Queen Charlotte; 700 deaths

* 1840 - Steamship Lexington in Long Island Sound 139 deaths

* 1893 - Freighter Cabo Machichaco in Santander, Spain 500 deaths .

* 1904 - Steamship General Slocum in New York City 1,021 deaths

* 1934 - SS Morro Castle off Asbury Park, New Jersey 137 deaths

* 1941 - SS Normandie in New York City

* 1949 - SS Noronic in Toronto, Canada 118 to 139 deaths

* 1963 - Lakonia near Madeira 128 deaths

* 1965 - SS Yarmouth Castle near Nassau, Bahamas 90 deaths

* 1972 - RMS Queen Elizabeth in Hong Kong

* 1987 - Doa Paz in the Philippines an estimated 4,000 deaths

* 1990 - M/S Scandinavian Star off Norway 159 deaths

* 1994 - Achille Lauro near Somalia

* 2006 - Star Princess in the Caribbean 1 death

Other fires

* 1962 - Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire begins

* 1998 - Yaounde train explosion fuel train explosion, kills 120 people.

* 2000 - Ibadan tanker truck explosion multiple car pile-up explodes 100-200 killed.

* 2000 - Kaprun disaster, Austrian funicular train fire, kills 155 people

* 2002 - Al Ayatt train disaster, Egypt

* 2003 - Ladhowal train fire, India