- Butte Fire Department
- Year of Death: 1895
On January 15, 1895, a warehouse fire ignited a large store of dynamite resulting in a great explosion that devastated several blocks of Butte, Montana. Firefighter Thomas Burns, as well as twelve other firefighters, perished in this fire.
This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.