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List of fires

This is a list of historic disastrous fires. Urban fires are the most numerous due to loss of life and property, but also included are lists of fires in individual structures, ships and other transportation, and mines. A few of the most important wildfires or forest fires are included, but this list is not the primary resource for the most severe wildfires, which is summarized in the List of forest fires.

File:San francisco fire 1906.jpg
Not in history has a modern imperial city been so completely destroyed. San Francisco is gone.

Town and city fires

This is a list of some city conflagrations. Before the 20th century, fires were a major hazard to urban areas and the cause of massive amounts of damage to cities.

Antiquity through Middle Ages

  • 587 BC
  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The destruction of the Temple and city of Jerusalem
    • 64
    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Rome
      • 406
      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash A great fire burns down much of Constantinople
        • 532
        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Nika riots result in the destruction of much of Constantinople by fire
          • 847
          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Borgo, the area around Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome
            • 1041
            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire destroys most of the old city of Bremen including the cathedral
              • 1132
              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash In June, there was a huge fire in Hangzhou in which 13,000 houses were destroyed[2]
                • 1135
                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash One of the two Great Medieval Fires of London. This blaze was so severe that it destroyed most of the city between St Paul's and St Clement Danes in Westminster
                  • 1137
                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire in Hangzhou which destroyed 10,000 houses[2]
                    • 1157
                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash First Fire of Lübeck destroys the city
                      • 1204
                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Constantinople burned three times during the Fourth Crusade
                        • 1212
                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash One of the two Great Medieval Fires of London. Also known as the Great Fire of Suthwark, while trying to flee the city, up to 3,000 people died on London Bridge
                          • 1251
                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Second Fire of Lübeck triggers the use of stone as a fire-safe building material
                            • 1253
                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Utrecht, the Netherlands, lasts for 9 days and destroyed much of the city
                              • 1276
                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Third Fire of Lübeck results in comprehensive fire safety system. Last fire in the city before bombing of WW II
                                • 1327
                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire of Munich destroys 1/3 of the city, 30 deaths
                                  • 1405
                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire of Berne destroys 600 houses, over 100 deaths
                                    • 1421
                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash First Great Fire of Amsterdam
                                      • 1438
                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Gouda, almost the entire city was destroyed
                                        • 1452
                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Second Great Fire of Amsterdam, three quarters of the city destroyed

                                          1500–1899

                                          • 1547
                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Moscow fire which sparked a rebellion
                                            • 1571
                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Moscow fire occurred when the forces of the Crimean khan Devlet I Giray raided the city
                                              • 1624
                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Oslo (Norway) destroyed.
                                                • 1653
                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Marlborough, England, destroyed the Guildhall, St Mary’s Church, the County Armoury, and 224 dwellings
                                                  • 1654
                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Delft Thunderclap, an explosion of a gunpowder storage facility killed between 100 and 200 people and destroyed the surrounding area of the city of Delft, the Netherlands.
                                                    • 1656
                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire of Aachen destroys 4,664 houses, kills 17.
                                                      • 1657
                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Meireki destroyed two-thirds of the Japanese capital Edo (modern-day Tokyo)[3]
                                                        • 1666
                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of London, which originated in a baker's shop on Pudding Lane and destroyed much of London.
                                                          • 1675
                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Northampton, England. The blaze was caused by sparks from an open fire in St. Mary's Street near Northampton castle. In 6 hours it devastated the town centre, destroying about 600 buildings (three quarters of the town) including All Saints church. 11 people died and about 700 families were made homeless. (September 20)
                                                            • 1676
                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Jamestown, Virginia. Burned by Nathaniel Bacon and his followers during Bacon's Rebellion to prevent Governor Berkley from using it as a base.
                                                              • 1677
                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire of Rostock destroys 700 houses and accelerates city's economic decline at the end of the Hanseatic period
                                                                • 1678
                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Hardegsen, a fire during the Christmas fair causes a conflagration that destroys most of the town centre. No injuries as people were in church.
                                                                  • 1689
                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Skopje, present-day capital of Macedonia, is burned
                                                                    • 1692
                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Two thirds of Usingen razed. Replaced by a new Baroque town centre
                                                                      • 1694
                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Warwick, England
                                                                        • 1696
                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash St. John's, Newfoundland and 35 other settlements burned by French forces under Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville
                                                                          • 1702
                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Uppsala, Sweden, large parts of the city devastated and the cathedral and Uppsala Castle severely damaged
                                                                            • 1702
                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Bergen: 7/8 of the then Norway's biggest city destroyed during a storm.
                                                                              • 1726
                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Reutlingen, Germany, Free Imperial City, 80% of all residential houses and almost all public buildings destroyed, and making 1,200 families homeless
                                                                                • 1728
                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Copenhagen Fire of 1728, two-fifths of the city burned down during three days. 3,650 families became homeless
                                                                                  • 1734
                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Montreal, New France
                                                                                    • 1752
                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire destroys 18,000 houses in Moscow, May 5–6.
                                                                                      • 1754
                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Great Fire of Hindon swept through the village of Hindon, Wiltshire burning 144 houses and buildings to the ground.
                                                                                        • 1759
                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire in Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden, about 300 buildings destroyed.
                                                                                          • 1775
                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Tartu, nearly 200 buildings destroyed
                                                                                            • 1776
                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash First Great Fire of New York City
                                                                                              • 1776
                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Around 2/3 of Varaždin, the capital of Croatia at the time, destroyed in a fire of officially unknown origins.
                                                                                                • 1788
                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great New Orleans Fire (1788), Good Friday, March 21, 1788, 856 out of 1100 structures burned.
                                                                                                  • 1788
                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Tenmei—Kyoto, Japan, 150 killed, 37,000 houses burned, on March 6.[4]
                                                                                                    • 1794
                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Second Great New Orleans Fire (1794), December 8, 1794. 212 structures destroyed.
                                                                                                      • 1795
                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Copenhagen fire of 1795
                                                                                                        • 1805
                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Detroit
                                                                                                          • 1811
                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great fire of Podil in Kiev, Russia. Over 2,000 buildings, 12 churches and 3 abbeys destroyed; about 30 deaths
                                                                                                            • 1812
                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Moscow, to deny shelter to Napoleon
                                                                                                              • 1813
                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Buffalo, New York burned during the War of 1812
                                                                                                                • 1813
                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Portsmouth, New Hampshire
                                                                                                                  • 1813
                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash York, Upper Canada burned during the War of 1812
                                                                                                                    • 1814
                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Tirschenreuth. Town totally destroyed apart from the parish church and 3 neighbouring buildings.
                                                                                                                      • 1814
                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Burning of Washington during the War of 1812
                                                                                                                        • 1817
                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash St. John's, Newfoundland
                                                                                                                          • 1820
                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Ponce, Puerto Rico Spanish settlement almost completely destroyed on February 27.[5][6][7]
                                                                                                                            • 1820
                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Savannah Fire burned almost 500 structures, with damages of about $4 million.[8]
                                                                                                                              • 1821
                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Paramaribo (Suriname) over 400 houses destroyed
                                                                                                                                • 1821
                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fayetteville the Great Fire destroys 500 buildings in the city
                                                                                                                                  • 1827
                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Turku
                                                                                                                                    • 1829
                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire destroys hundreds of buildings in Augusta, Georgia
                                                                                                                                      • 1835
                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Second Great Fire of New York City
                                                                                                                                        • 1838
                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Charleston, South Carolina, over 1,000 buildings damaged
                                                                                                                                          • 1842
                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Hamburg fire, about a quarter of the inner city destroyed, 51 killed, and an estimated 20,000 homeless
                                                                                                                                            File:Pittsburgh after Great Fire.jpg
                                                                                                                                            Views of Pittsburgh the day after the 1845 Great Fire. Detail from William Coventry Wall print, "Great Conflagration at Pittsburgh".
                                                                                                                                            • 1845
                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great New York City Fire of 1845, 345 buildings destroyed
                                                                                                                                              • 1845
                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Pittsburgh destroyed over 1000 buildings
                                                                                                                                                • 1845
                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash La Playa (de Ponce), the city port of Ponce, Puerto Rico fire, wiped out most of the Ponce vecinity.[6][6][7][9]
                                                                                                                                                  • 1846
                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash St. John's, Newfoundland
                                                                                                                                                    • 1847
                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Bucharest
                                                                                                                                                      • 1848
                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire in Medina, Ohio. Destroyed the entire business district
                                                                                                                                                        • 1849
                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash St. Louis Fire, first US firefighter killed in the line of duty
                                                                                                                                                          • 1849
                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash First Great Fire of Toronto
                                                                                                                                                            • 1850
                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Kraków, Poland, 10% of the city area
                                                                                                                                                              • 1852
                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Vaasa, Finland
                                                                                                                                                                • 1852
                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of 1852, Montreal, 10,000 of the city's 57,000 residents left homeless.[10]
                                                                                                                                                                  • 1854
                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead: a spectacular explosion leads to the great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead, killing 53 and leveling substantial property in both towns.
                                                                                                                                                                    • 1858
                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Auckland, New Zealand: Large fire which destroyed 3 hotels, 20 shops, 17 houses, Police station, theatre, Post office and several other buildings in the central town. Auckland had a population, then, of 1500.
                                                                                                                                                                      • 1862
                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Troy, New York, 671 buildings destroyed
                                                                                                                                                                        • 1864
                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Brisbane in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Over four city blocks burned with over 50 houses razed and dozens of businesses; 0 deaths, 4 injured
                                                                                                                                                                          • 1861–1865
                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The American Civil War involved several major city fires:
                                                                                                                                                                              • 1864
                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Atlanta, Georgia, burned after time given for evacuation of citizens by order of William Tecumseh Sherman
                                                                                                                                                                                • 1865
                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Columbia, South Carolina, burned while being occupied by troops commanded by William Tecumseh Sherman
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1865
                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Richmond, Virginia, burned by retreating Confederates.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1866
                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Portland, Maine, Independence Day Fire, commercial district destroyed; 10,000 homeless
                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1868
                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Auerbach in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria. Arson destroys 107 houses and 146 other buildings; 4 deaths.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1870
                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire in Medina, Ohio, started in a wooden building with a barber shop and consumed all but two blocks of the business district, nearly wiping out the entire town.
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1871
                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Chicago Fire, destroyed the downtown on October 8 and died out the following night. About 250 dead.
                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1871
                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Peshtigo, Wisconsin, several towns destroyed in a firestorm which did also reach Michigan, 1500–2500 dead, same day as Chicago Fire broke out.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1871
                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Port Huron Fire of 1871 killed over 200 people in Port Huron, Michigan on October 8; one of the fires collectively called The Great Michigan Fire.
                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1871
                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Urbana fire of 1871 on October 9.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1872
                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Boston Fire of 1872, destroyed 776 buildings and killed at least 20 people.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1875
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Whiskey Fire, Dublin, 18 June, killed 13 people, and destroyed a malt house, a bonded warehouse, houses and a tannery in Mill Street and Chamber Street.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1877
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Saint John, New Brunswick Fire destroyed 1600 buildings
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1878
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Great Fire of Hong Kong,[11] destroyed 350 to 400 buildings across more than Script error: No such module "convert". of central Hong Kong.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1879
                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Hakodate fire, Hakodate, Hokkaidō, Japan, 67 fatalities, 20,000 homeless.[12]
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1881
                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Thumb Fire in Michigan; 282 killed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1886
                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Vancouver Fire, Vancouver, British Columbia
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1889
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Seattle Fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1889
                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Bakersfield Fire of 1889—destroyed 196 buildings and killed 1 person.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1889
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The First Great Lynn Conflagration—destroyed about 100 buildings, costing over $160 million in damage in today's dollars.[13]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1892
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash St. John's, Newfoundland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1894
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Hinckley Fire of Minnesota; over 400 killed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1894
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings are destroyed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1897
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Great Awesome Fire, Windsor, Nova Scotia Canada, destroyed 80% of the town
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1898
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of New Westminster, British Columbia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1899
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash El Polvorin Fire in Ponce, Puerto Rico, occurred on January 25th. The fire started at the U.S. Munitions Depot on the lot currently occupied by the Ponce High School building and grounds. The heroes in that fire, believed to have saved the city from certain annihilation, are remembered to this day with monuments on their tombs as well as a monument in the main city square Plaza Las Delicias.[7][14]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1900s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Sandon, British Columbia, Canada, destroyed by fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1901
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of 1901, Jacksonville, Florida
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1903
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Iroquois Theater Fire, Chicago, Illinois. Fourth worst loss of life in U.S. history.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1904
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Baltimore Fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1904
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash General Slocum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1904
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Second Great Fire of Toronto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1904
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Ålesund Fire, 850 buildings destroyed; the fire started during a violent storm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1906
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash San Francisco earthquake and fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1906
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Syzran Fire destroyed by fire, then rebuilt. 5500 buildings destroyed, 33 000 homeless in Syzran.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1908
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash First Great Chelsea Fire on April 12. Nearly half the city of Chelsea, Massachusetts was destroyed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1909
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Phoenix, British Columbia destroyed by fire, then rebuilt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1911
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, March 25, New York City, 146 deaths. Fourth largest industrial disaster in U.S. history.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1911
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Oscoda/AuSable, Michigan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1912
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Houston, Texas, 56 city blocks; Houston's largest fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1912
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Maryland Agricultural College, now the University of Maryland.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1914
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Salem Fire of 1914, Massachusetts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1916
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Bergen, Norway. About 300 buildings razed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1916
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Matheson Fire, Matheson, Ontario
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1917
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Halifax Explosion, largest man-made explosion before the atomic bomb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1917
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Atlanta fire of 1917, during which over 300 acres (1.2 km²) (73 blocks) destroyed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1917
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Thessaloniki Fire of 1917, Thessaloniki, Greece. Ca. 9,500 buildings destroyed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1917
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Gyöngyös, Hungary fire in which a number of buildings were destroyed leaving around 8,000 homeless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1921
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Tulsa Race Riot, 35 city blocks; 1,256 residences were destroyed by arson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1922
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Great Fire of Smyrna, Izmir, Turkey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1922
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Most of downtown Astoria, Oregon burns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1922
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Great Fire of 1922 in the Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada, killed 43 people and burnt down 18 townships.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1923
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash 1923 Tokyo fire following the Great Kantō earthquake. About half the city was razed and over 100,000 died.[15]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1923
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash 1923 Berkeley Fire destroyed at least 640 structures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1925
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash 1925 Decatur St. Fire, Atlanta, GA - 6 firefighters killed, 8 other seriously injured[16]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1928
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fall River fire of 1928, Massachusetts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1931
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire engulfed much of the twin cities of Napier and Hastings, New Zealand following an earthquake.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1931
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Half of downtown Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada, is destroyed by fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1938
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash 1938 Changsha Fire, 56,000 buildings burned by the Chinese army during the Second Sino-Japanese War to prevent the Japanese from getting resources from the city, 3,000 civilians killed on November 13.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1939
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Lagunillas Fire at Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela on November 14.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1941
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The great fire of Santander, Spain. Destroyed the greater part of the medieval town centre.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1940–1945
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Air raids during World War II resulted in many major city fires:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1940
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Bombing of Rotterdam, 14 May 1940, forcing the capitulation of the Dutch government. 800 killed, 24.000 houses destroyed, 80.000 homeless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1940
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Second Great Fire of London, one of the most destructive air raids of The Blitz. 1,500 killed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1942
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash German air bombardment of Stalingrad, Soviet Union, resulting in firestorm; 955 fatalities (original Soviet estimate)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1943
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Hamburg, 45,000 killed (largest in an air-raid on Germany)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1943
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Kassel, 10,000 killed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1944
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Braunschweig, 2,600 killed but 30,000 rescued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1944
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Darmstadt, 12,000 killed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1944
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Heilbronn, 6,500 killed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1945
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Dresden, around 30,000 killed in firestorm during one of the most controversial Allied air-raids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1945
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Pforzheim, a quarter of the town's population (17,000) killed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1945
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Tokyo, causing the largest urban conflagration in history. Over 100,000 killed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1945
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Würzburg, 5,000 killed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1945
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Kobe, 8,800 killed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1945
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, large fires in each city
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1946
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Bandung, a city in West Java, Indonesia, March 24, 1946, the city was burned by Indonesians to prevent the Dutch from retaking over the city, an event called "Bandung sea of flame".
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1947
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Texas City Disaster, two ships explode, igniting chemical works, 460–600 killed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1948
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fukui earthquake with fire, 46,000 buildings and houses lost on June 28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1949
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash A fire burned for 18 hours in Chongqing's waterfront and banking district, on September 2, killed 2865 people[17] and left more than 100,000 homeless. 7000 buildings were destroyed.[18]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1953
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Shek Kip Mei fire, fire in a squatter area in Hong Kong, 58,000 homeless[19]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1955
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Freeman Pier Fire in Seaside Heights & Seaside Park, New Jersey, USA. At least 30 businesses lost, 50 residents evacuated, no major injuries[20][21][22]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1961
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Bukit Ho Swee Fire, flames erupt in a squatter settlement in Singapore, making 16,000 homeless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1961
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Brentwood-Bel Air fire in Los Angeles, burned Script error: No such module "convert". and destroyed 484 homes near UCLA in Los Angeles[23]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1964
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Bellflower Street Conflagration destroyed 19 apartment buildings and damaged 11[citation needed] in square-block conflagration in Boston
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1966
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash William Booth Memorial Home on 13 August. Australia's deadliest building fire in which 30 men were incinerated[24]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1973
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Second Great Chelsea Fire on October 14. 18 city blocks destroyed: several businesses (mostly rag shops) and homes of one, two, and three story wood frame and metal clad construction.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1974
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Chelsea, Massachusetts on May 24. A fire at the American Barrel Company spread to several other businesses in a two block area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1981
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Arson fire in Lynn, Massachusetts levels downtown factory area under redevelopment; no conviction; $80 million damage estimate[25]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1983
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash North Division Street explosion in Buffalo, New York kills 5 firefighters and 2 others and destroys millions in property.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1984
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Oil spill set fire to the shantytown of Vila Socó, Cubatão, São Paulo, Brazil; official death toll is 93 people although speculation is more than 200[citation needed], on February 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1985
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Isabela Island forest fire, Galápagos Island, Ecuador, Script error: No such module "convert". lost on March.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1985
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Osage Ave./MOVE Incident, Philadelphia, 65 houses destroyed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1985
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Annanar forest fire, Portugal, 1,500 km² destroyed, killing 14.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1986
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Chu Ku Tsai village fire, Hong Kong, 2,000 homeless on Lunar New Year holiday.[19]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1986
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter fire, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 150 vessels destroyed, 1,700 homeless and 2 injured on December 25[19]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1988
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Lashio Fire, Lashio, Myanmar, killed 134, 2000 buildings destroyed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1988
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash A fire in Lisbon, Portugal destroyed 7 blocks of houses (7,500 m²) on August 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1991
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Kuwaiti oil fires following the Persian Gulf War
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1991
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3469 homes and apartments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1993
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash A Tsunami hit with fire at Okushiri Island, Japan by 1993 quake, 645 houses lost, 202 killed on July.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Hanshin Earthquake with fire, Kobe, Japan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash 1996 Pat Sin Leng wildfire, Pat Sin Leng, Tai Po, Hong Kong; 5 (3 pupils and 2 teachers) killed on February 10[19]

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Lagos armoury explosion causes fire which destroys half of Lagos and killed 1,100 people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Edinburgh Cowgate fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Rodeo-Chediski fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Canberra bushfires fire that killed 4 and destroyed over 500 homes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Day Fire, Los Angeles and Ventura counties in California.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash 2007 Greek forest fires, large fire in Greece
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Camden Market Fire, which caused severe damage to one of North London's most famous shopping districts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash February Black Saturday Bushfires – Victoria, Australia, 173 deaths, refer to separate page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Kenyan oil spill ignition kills at least 111.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash 2010 Dhaka fire kills 117 people in the Nimtali area of Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Devastating fire in Manila, Philippines[26] leaves about 8,000 people homeless and 9 injured in a Makati City squatter community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Hurricane Sandy: A six-alarm fire caused by hurricane damage destroyed 121 homes in Breezy Point, Queens, New York.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Yarnell Hill Fire: Over 13 square miles, destroyed over 100 homes,[27] and 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed in action.[28]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Lac-Mégantic derailment: Over 30 buildings in the town centre were destroyed in a train derailment, explosion and fire which caused 46 confirmed deaths.[29][30] The fire was the deadliest in Canada's history since 1864.[31]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Boardwalk fire in Seaside Heights & Seaside Park, New Jersey, U.S.A. At least 19 buildings destroyed, 30 businesses lost, no major injuries[32]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 2014
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Valparaíso wildfire in Chile – wildfire destroying several areas of Valparaíso, Chile killing at least 13 people.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 2014
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Lahore supermarket fire in Pakistan – in Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore. The fire killed at least 13 people.[33]

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Antiquity through Middle Ages

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 586 BCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash First Temple in Jerusalem burned by Nebuchadnezzar, king of the Babylonians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 480 BCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Acropolis of Athens burnt during the second Persian invasion of Greece
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 356 BCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, arson by Herostratus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 330 BCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Persepolis destroyed by fire after its capture by Alexander the Great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 70
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Second Temple in Jerusalem burned by Roman Empire troops under general Titus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Library of Alexandria destroyed by fire. Evidence is scant for all four fires, but the library was eventually destroyed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 48 BCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Library of Alexandria accidentally burned during siege by Julius Caesar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 272
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Library of Alexandria possibly burned during occupation of Alexandria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 391
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Library of Alexandria possibly burned by order of Roman Emperor Theodosius I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 642
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash later sources attribute burning to Caliph Omar during the Muslim conquest of Egypt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1190
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire at Clifford's Tower, York, England, kills at least 150 Jews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1561
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire of Valladolid (21 September) destroys a tenth of the city, including 440 houses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1568
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Great Fire of Ferrol which reduced to rubble the old medieval town
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1577
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire in the Doge's Palace, Venice, destroyed major works by Bellini, Titian and Tintoretto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1608
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash First settlement in Jamestown burns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1613
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Globe Theatre in London. During performance, cannon misfire caught the thatched roof on fire and the Theatre burned down.[34]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1652
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Town hall of Amsterdam burnt down. Treasures and important historical charters were destroyed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1671
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Much of the monastery of the Escorial outside Madrid burned in a fire lasting 15 days, destroying large numbers of artworks, books and manuscripts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1697
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The medieval "Tre Kronor" Royal Castle in Stockholm burned down and was eventually replaced by the present palace.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1698
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Tudor and Stuart Palace of Whitehall, London burned, except for Inigo Jones's Banqueting House. The ruins were demolished.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1727
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire during puppet show in barn at Burwell, Cambridgeshire, England, killed 78 (including 51 children)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1731
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Coudenbourg Royal Palace (fr), Brussels, destroyed and never rebuilt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1734
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Royal Palace of the Alcazar, Madrid, burned on Christmas Eve. Eventually replaced by the present royal palace.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • c.1750–1755
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Wii Lax K'abit and Lax Ksiluux, two villages of the Nisga'a people on the Tseax River were destroyed by volcanic eruption
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1772
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Hôtel-Dieu de Paris fire in Paris, France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1794
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1808
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem. Fire caused the dome of the Rotunda to collapse and smashing the Edicule's exterior decoration.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1808
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash First Royal Opera House fire in London, England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1809
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash St. James's Palace, London. Much of the south and east portions of the palace were destroyed and not rebuilt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1811
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Richmond Theatre fire, Richmond, Virginia. 72 dead.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1814
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The White House and United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. burned by the British
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1822
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Grue Church fire, Norway, 113–117 dead.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1823
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Rome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1834
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Palace of Westminster, home to Parliament of the United Kingdom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1836
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash First U.S. Patent Office fire in Blodget's Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1837
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia destroyed except for The Hermitage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1841
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Mayagüez, Puerto Rico January 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1842
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Hamburg Great Fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1844
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Separate fires at St. Michael's & St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Churches during the Philadelphia Nativist Riot, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1845
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Theatre fire in Canton, China killed 1670
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1863
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Church of the Company Fire in Santiago, Chile; killed over 2500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1864
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam, destroyed 198 Dutch old master paintings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1856
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Second Royal Opera House fire in London, England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1871
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fires deliberately set during the Paris Commune in May destroyed the Royal Palace of the Tuileries, the Louvre Library, the Palais de Justice, the Hôtel de Ville, the Gare de Lyon, and the Palais d'Orsay.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1871
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fires occur throughout the Great Lakes region of the United States, including the Great Chicago Fire, the Peshtigo Fire, and the Great Michigan Fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1875
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Precious Blood Church in Holyoke Massachusetts burned and killed 78 people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1876
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Brooklyn Theater Fire, killed 273 – 300 in Brooklyn, New York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1877
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Fire of Saint John, New Brunswick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1877
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Second U.S. Patent Office fire in Washington, D.C.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1877
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Saint-Stephen Cathedral, Metz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1878
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Eldkvarn flour mill in Stockholm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1878
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Washburn "A" Mill flour mill explosion and fire in Minneapolis, Minnesota
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1881
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Ring Theater Fire, killed 850 in Vienna
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1884
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1886
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Great Vancouver Fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1887
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Paris Opéra Fire on May 25 killed 200
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1887
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Theatre Royal, Exeter Fire, England on September 5 killed 186
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1895
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The Rotunda, University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Virginia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1897
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire at the Bazar de la Charité, Paris on May 4 killed 126, mostly women
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1897
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Fire in Dawson City occurred on November 25, 1897
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1899
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Windsor Hotel East 47th Street/5th Avenue Manhattan, New York—at least 33 and 45 people killed (estimates vary)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Hoboken Docks Fire, New Jersey, on June 30 killed 326
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1903
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum fire, London, killed 51 on January 27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1903
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Iroquois Theater Fire, Chicago, at least 600 died
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1904
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash January fire in the Turin National University Library, Italy, resulted in serious damage to the Manuscripts Department
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1905
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Watson Street Lodging House fire in Glasgow killed 39 on 19 November[35]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1906
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Much of the commercial area of Arrowhead, British Columbia, Canada, was destroyed by fire.[36]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1906
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1906
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash The most destructive fire in the history of Dundee, Scotland, destroyed the area around a bonded warehouse of whisky, causing £450,000 worth of damage.[37]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1907
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan, a fire that broke out in the evening of August 25 burned for six hours, destroying an estimated 60–70% of the city, leaving 60,000+ homeless and causing at least 8,000,000 yen in property damages including destroying many of the city's historical buildings[38][39][40][41][42][43]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1908
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Rhoads Theater Fire, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, killed 170[44]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1908
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Parker Building, New York City, January 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1908
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Collinwood School Fire, in Collinwood, Ohio (soon absorbed by Cleveland) killed 175 on March 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1909
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Flores Theater fire, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, on February 15, killed 250
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1910
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Friedlander Leather Remnants factory fire, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 13 firemen and 1 policeman lost their lives in two separate collapses, December 21–22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1910
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Ököritófülpös, Hungary, fire in a barn during a dancing party killed 312 people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1911
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, New York City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1912
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Equitable Life Assurance Building, New York City, January 9[45]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1912
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash University of Maryland, College Park, majority of campus buildings destroyed on November 29[46]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1913
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash Binghamton Factory Fire, New York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1915
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. REDIRECT Template:Spaced ndash St. Johns School Fire, Peabody, Massachusetts, October 28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 1916
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