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February 16, 2009

Biggest Fires in History

















  • 1997- Brihadiswara temple fire by visitor using firecracker, at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, 60 killed, 200 injured on June 8
  • 1997 - Uphaar cinema fire, Green Park, New Delhi, 59 killed on June 13
  • 1997 - Pattaya Royal Resort Hotel fire, in Thailand, killing 88, on July 11
  • 1998 - Gothenburg nightclub fire in Gothenburg, Sweden, killing 63 on October 30
  • 2001 - Kyanguli Secondary school fire, Machakos, Eastern Province, Kenya, 68 killed on March 26
  • 2001 - Manor Hotel fire, Quezon City, Philippines, 75 killed on August 17
  • 2001 - Mesa Redonda shopping center fire, Lima, Peru, 291 killed on December 29
  • 2001 - Ramanathapuram Badasha mental Home fire, Erwadi, Tamil Nadu, India, 25 killed on August 13
  • 2001 - September 11 attacks - two planes deliberately flown into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City, sparked fires on multiple floors. The Twin Towers both completely collapsed 56 and 103 minutes later. Debris from the collapse of the North Tower sparked fires on multiple floors of World Trade Center Building 7, which also completely collapsed later in the day. A third plane crashed into the Pentagon, starting fires in that building.
  • 2002 - Shree Lee International footwear factory fire, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, 42 killed on June 26
  • 2004 - Ycuá Bolaños supermarket fire, Asuncion, Paraguay, kills 370, injures 500 on August 1.
  • 2005 - Arq Mosque fire in Teheran, Iran, fifty-nine killed on February 14
  • 2004 - Rangarajapuram wedding hall fire and kills fifty-five in Sri Rangam, Tamil Nadu, India on January 23.[citation needed]
  • 2004 - Sri Krishna Aided Higher Secondary School fire, Kumbakonam, Tamil-Nadu, India, killed 94 on July 16
  • 2006 - Kolkata leather factory fire kills at least nine people in India on November 22.
  • 2006 - Moscow hospital fire kills 45 drug addicts in a rehabilitation centre on December 9.
  • 2006 - Fire at store in Ormoc City, Philippines kills 24 [5]
  • 2007 - Nursing home fire at Kamyshevatskaya, Krasnodar, southern Russia, killed 63 on March 19
  • 2007 - Warehouse fire in Charleston, SC; 9 firefighters were killed battling the blaze.
  • 2007 - Warehouse fire in Atherstone-on-Stour, Warwickshire when four firefighters were killed
  • 2007 - Warehouse fire in Mexico City, Mexico where five people were killed
  • 2008 - 12-story retail and office building fire kills 3 firefighters in Ürümqi (China) on January 2 6
  • 2008 - Under constructing Korea 2000 refrigerated warehouse fire, Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, 40 killed, on January 7.