Fire

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DateCountryDetail
02/09/1666
United Kingdom The Great Fire of London breaks out in Pudding Lane
06/09/1666
United Kingdom The Great Fire of London, having spread to Pye Corner, is put out by rain. 13,000 properties were destroyed but only 6 people died.
08/10/1871
United States The Great Chicago fire starts, it burns for two days killing over 200 people.
27/01/1903
United Kingdom 51 die at a fire in a mental hospital at Colney Hatch, north of London
22/01/1904
Norway Fire destroys the city of Norwegian Alesund, 12,000 are left homeless
07/10/1959
United Kingdom 300 people are trapped by a fire which breaks out part way along the pier at Southend in Essex.
01/11/1970
France In France, a fire in a Grenoble night club kills 146 people.
29/07/1976
United Kingdom Fire engulfes the pier at Southend in Essex.
23/09/1976
United Kingdom Fire on board HMS Glasgow kills eight people.
21/11/1980
United States A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel - Casino kills 87 people.
23/11/1984
United Kingdom A fire, thought to have been caused by an electrical fault, breaks out at Oxford Circus tube station. Nearly 1000 passengers were trapped in smoke filled tunnels for several hours.
01/11/1986
Switzerland A fire in a chemical factory near Basel, Switzerland, sends tons of pollutions into the River Rhine turning it red.
18/11/1987
United Kingdom A fire at Kings Cross Station in London leaves 27 people dead.
20/11/1992
United Kingdom Fire brakes out in a private chapel in Windsor Castle and developes into a fierce blaze, as 200 fire fighters attempt to bring it under control.
11/11/2000
Austria A cable car is caught in a fire in an Alpine tunnel killing 155 people, including children.

 

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