Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for the ‘Fires/Wildfires’ Category

March 25, 1911: the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City burns down, killing 145 workers.

History Channel

Chile: Wildfires rage in central and southern Chile, fanned by strong winds, hot temperatures and a prolonged drought.



Iran: A high-rise in Tehran caught fire and collapsed Thursday in a giant cloud of smoke, killing at least 50 firefighters.

LA Times


MEXICO CITY :  An explosion has ripped through Mexico’s best-known fireworks market causing several deaths and dozens of injuries. 




At least 11 have died and 70 injured after a fire at a four-star hotel in Karachi, Pakistan.



Oakland: At least 33 people have been confirmed dead in a massive blaze that gutted a converted warehouse over the weekend during an electronic dance party. The death toll is expected to rise



One of the deadliest fires in Oakland history: A rave had been going on upstairs on the second floor with 50 to 100 people inside. Some got out, many didn’t. The majority of them were young people in their 20s. According to responders it all happened quickly. The fire went up really, really quickly. Highly flammable pallets had been stacked up as stairs. The fire department said they went up like kindling, trapping party goers on the second floor and making the fire impossible to fight from inside.

CBS SanFrancisco

Oakland, CA: At least 9 are dead and 2 dozen others also may have perished in a massive fire that broke out late Friday in a warehouse and artists collective

USA Today

On December 1, 1958 a fire broke out at Our Lady of Angels in Chicago, Illinois, claiming the lives of 92 children and 3 nuns

Our Lady of Angels

Tennessee Wildfire: 7 Dead and, at least, 53 injured



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