On Sunday, December 13, 1964, two fires started in a short succession just three blocks from one another near the North Side of Chicago.
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Eleven crew members who were working to build a trail in the San Diego River Canyon in the Cleveland National Forest during the Inaja Fire died in a flashover on November 25, 1956.
Twelve FDNY firefighters died as a result of the 23rd Street fire on October 17, 1966.
The twelve Michigan firefighters died as a result of the Yore Opera House fire on September 6, 1896.
The Austin Fire Department’s first line-of-duty death occurred on August 17, 1917, over a year after the Kreisle Building fire.
One of Chicago’s deadliest fires erupted in the Cold Storage Building at the World’s Fair on July 10, 1893, claiming the lives of thirteen firefighters and four civilians.
The Hotel Vendome Fire claimed the lives of nine Boston firefighters and injured eight others on June 17, 1972.
Four Philadelphia firefighters lost their lives at a 4-alarm fire at Barson’s Deli on May 16, 1976.
Nine Milwaukee firefighters died in a collapse at the Davidson Theatre Fire on April 9, 1894.
Five Paterson firefighters died in a wall collapse at a 4-alarm fire at the Quackenbush Warehouse on March 12,1938.