Greatest Fires of History

Greatest Fires of History

The greatest fire in the history of the world was the San Francisco conflagration of April 18-20, 1906. with a lass of $290,000,000, destroying 25,000 buildings, covering 3,000 acres. The next largest was at Chicago, Oct. 8-9, 1871. with a loss of $191,672,000, destroying 17,450 buildings, covering 2,124 acres. More than 200 lives were lost. Other great fires are: Moscow. Russia. Sept. 4, 1812. $150,000,000, 3,100 buildings. Boston, Mass., Nov. 9-10, 1872, M : 179.300, 776 buildings, 65 acres and 13 lives. Baltimore. Md., Feb. 7-8. 1904. $60,000,000, 1,526 buildings. 140 acres, no lives lost. London. England. Sept. 2-6, 1666. $53,000,000. 13,200 buildings New York, N. Y., Dec. 16. 1835, $22,000,000, 674 buildings. Chelsea. Mass., April 12. 19:8. $17,000,000. 2.822 buildings. 287 acres. Hull. Canada, April 26, 1900, $15,000,000.

Jacksonville. Fla., May 3. 1901, $10,500,000, 400 acres. Portland, Me., July, 3, 1866, $10,600,000, covering territory 1 1-3 miles long and 1-3 of a

mile wide. Virginia City, Nev., Oct. 26, 1875, $7,500,000. Seattle, Wash., July 6, 1889, $6,000,000. Paterson, N. J.. Feb. 9, 1902, $6,000.000, 400 buildings. Bangor, Me., April 30, 1911, $3,707,531. Waterbury, Conn., February 2, 1902, $1,313,000.

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