Special Report

20 Most Catastrophic Fires and Explosions in American History

Source: Public Domain

10. The Monongah mining disaster
> Est. casualties: 361
> Location: Monongah, WV
> Date: Dec. 6, 1907

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

9. The Great Hinckley forest fire
> Est. casualties: 418
> Location: Hinckley, MN
> Date: Sept. 1, 1894

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

8. The Texas City industrial fire
> Est. casualties: 468
> Location: Texas City, TX
> Date: April 16, 1947

Source: Public Domain / Boston Public Library

7. The Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire
> Est. casualties: 492
> Location: Boston, MA
> Date: Nov. 28, 1942

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

6. The Cloquet forest fire
> Est. casualties: 559
> Location: Cloquet, MN
> Date: Oct. 12, 1918

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