The Most infamously tragic fires in history
Hemet, California -
Two people were left dead and one injured as a rapidly growing wildfire swept through Hemet, California on the evening of September 5.
Santa Barbara dive-boat fire - The dive boat Conception, which had departed Santa Barbara Harbor, caught fire early September 2, 2020, near Santa Cruz Island.
The Great Fire of Rome - The Great Fire of Rome is the stuff of legend. It occurred in 64 BCE, and lasted six days.
The Great Fire of London - London has had a few infernos over the years. The most famous, of course, is The Great Fire of London in 1666.
The Great Chicago Fire -
A ferocious piece of American history, this fire burned central Chicago to the ground in 1871.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire - In 1911, a 10-floor garment factory in New York City was engulfed in flames.
Halifax Explosion -
Many have forgotten the Halifax Explosion of 1917, maybe because it occurred during World War One. The explosion occurred in Halifax in Canada.
1923 Great Kantō fires - A fire tornado ravaged through downtown Tokyo, and water mains were destroyed, meaning the fire blazed on for two days.
The Cocoanut Grove Fire - It started when someone lit a match, which ignited paper decorations around the nightclub. Nearly 500 people were killed in the fire.
Texas City disaster - A total of 600 people died in the disaster, which occurred in Port of Texas City in 1947. It was the deadliest industrial accident in American history.
Grenfell Tower fire - In June 2017, tragedy struck the city of London. The Grenfell Tower flats suffered a fire, which burned for 60 hours.
California wildfires - At least 81 people died in the fires, with many more displaced.
Dhaka fire of 2019 -
In February 2019, a fire ravaged Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It started in a road accident, which exploded and led to a chemical fire.