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Salem, MA Fire June 1914

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Wallace, ID Fire, Aug 1910

 

Daytona Beach, FL Clarendon Inn Fire 1909

 
Alpena, MI St. Anne's Church Fire May 1907
 
Seattle, WA Fire June 1910
 
Fayette, OH Fire June 1908
 
   
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Fires

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Alabama
:: Abbeville, AL Fire, May 1906
:: Attalla, AL Fire, Sept 1891
:: Attalla, AL Fire 1887  
:: Gadsden, AL Fire, Jun 1882 
:: Gadsden, AL Fire, Jul 1883
:: Mobile, AL Fire, Oct 1890  
:: Mobile, AL Battle House Fire, Feb 1905 
:: Mobile, AL Fire, May 1919 
Alaska
:: Fairbanks, AK Fire, May 1906 
:: Nome, AK Fire, Sept 1905 
:: Valdez, AK Fire, Dec 1906  
Arizona
:: Prescott, AZ Fire, Jul 1900  
:: Lowell, AZ Fire, Oct 1923  
:: Tucson, AZ Pioneer International Hotel Fire, Dec 1970
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Arkansas
:: Hartman, AR Fire, Nov 1890
:: Hot Springs, AR Flood & Fire, May 1923
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California
:: Biggs, CA Fire, Aug 1878
:: Livermore, CA Fire 1905 
:: Los Angeles, CA Ocean Park Pier Fire
:: Oakland, CA Fire, May 1923
:: Redding, CA Presbyterian Church Fire 1915
:: San Bernardino, CA Fire, Oct 1922 
:: San Francisco Earthquake & Fire, Apr 1906
:: San Francisco, CA D. Lundy's Furniture Store Fire, Dec 1881
:: San Francisco, CA St. George Hotel Fire, Apr 1909  
:: San Francisco, CA Auditorium Fire, Nov 1915
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San Francisco, CA Owl Lodging House Fire, Oct 1917

:: San Francisco, CA New Amsterdam Hotel Fire, Mar 1944 
:: Visalia, CA Flouring Mill Fire, Apr 1895
Colorado
:: Altman, CO Fire, May 1903 
:: Aspen, CO Fire, Jul 1884 
:: Aspen, CO Fire Apr 1890 
:: Aspen, CO Centennial Hotel Fire, Sept 1897 
:: Aspen, CO LaFave Block Fire, Feb 1893 
:: Aspen, CO Mining Smelter Co. Fire 1890 
:: Carbondale, CO Livery Stable Fire, Feb 1893 
:: Cripple Creek, CO Rosebud Mill Fire, Jul 1894 
:: Frederick, CO Shack Fire, Jan 1930 
:: Greeley, CO Creamery Fire, Jun 1897
:: Pueblo, CO Mesa Hotel Fire, Oct 1893 
:: Salida, CO Fire, Mar 1886 
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Connecticut
:: Ansonia, CT Fire, Mar 1882
:: Danbury, CT Fire, Feb 1890  
:: Danbury, CT Fire, April 1896  
:: Hartford, CT Hartford Hospital Fire, Dec 1961
:: Milford, CT Milford Hotel Fire, Mar 1923  
:: New London, CT Old Yale Brewery Fire, Jan 1923
:: Winsted, CT Beardsley Hotel Fire, Nov 1939  
Delaware
:: Middletown, DE Brady's Creamery Fire Aug 1906
:: Seaford, DE Fire, Aug 1900
:: Wilmington, DE Market House Fire Jul 1903
Georgia
:: Atlanta, GA Winecoff Hotel Fire, Dec 1946
:: Atlanta, GA Terminal Hotel Fire, May 1938
:: Atlanta, GA Piedmont Stables Fire, May 1908
:: Atlanta, GA Simon's Store Fire, Mar 1910  
:: Atlanta, GA Whitehall Street Fire, Aug 1919 
:: Dalton, GA Fire, Apr 1911 
:: Talbotton, GA Fires, Apr 1902  
:: Willacoochee, GA Fire, May 1901
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Idaho
:: Boise, ID Fire, Oct 1899    
:: Harrison, ID Cameron Lumber Company Fire, Aug 1902
:: Oakley, ID Kidd House Fire 1899 
:: Wallace, ID Fire, Aug 1910 
Illinois>>
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Indiana
:: Ft. Wayne, IN Aveline Hotel Fire, May 1908
:: Aurora, IN Fire, Sept 1882
:: Ft. Wayne, IN Trentman Block Fire, Nov 1896 
:: Ft. Wayne, IN Centlivre Bicycle Case Works Fire, Feb 1898
:: Ft. Wayne, IN Hubbard Bee Hive Plant Fire, Feb 1898
:: Hamilton, IN Fire Apr 1912
:: Lagrange, IN St. Joe Valley Car Shops Fire, Nov 1911
:: Marion, IN Oil Well Fire, May 1899 
:: Perrysville, IN Railroad Station & Yards Fire, Jun 1899
:: West Baden, IN Mineral Springs Hotel Fire, Jun 1901
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Iowa>>
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Kansas
:: Humboldt, KS Fire Jan 1883
:: Long Island, KS Fire May 1909
:: Kansas City, KS Nelson Morris & Co Packing Plant Fire, Jan 1908 
:: Mulvane, KS Fire Apr 1893 
:: Norton, KS Alfalfa Mill Fire, May 1907
:: Oakley, KS Fire Sept 1904
:: Topeka, KS Tornado Oct 1891
:: Wichita, KS Church Fires May 1884
:: Winfield, KS State School Fire, 1911
Kentucky
:: Burnside, KY Fire, May 1907  
:: Louisville, KY Fire, Dec 1891 
:: Louisville, KY West Main Street Fire, Dec 1894
:: Louisville, KY Louisville Bolt & Iron Fire, Feb 1902  
:: Louisville, KY Fire Apr 1902
:: Louisville, KY Theatre Fire 1914
:: Maysville, KY Opera House Fire, Jan 1898 
:: Owensboro, KY Rudd House Hotel Fire, Nov 1890
:: Paducah, KY Fire, Apr 1852  
Louisiana
:: Bossier City, S. H. Bolinger & Co Sawmill Fire Mar 1905
:: New Orleans, LA Fires, Apr 1892
:: New Orleans, LA Fire, Aug 1908
:: Schriever, LA Fire Jun 1904
Maine
:: Augusta, ME Opera House Block Fire, Jul 1896 
:: Bangor, ME Fire, Apr 1911 
:: Clinton, ME Croquet Factory Fire, Apr 1880
:: Clinton, ME Fire Dec 1894
:: Grindstone, ME Fire, Dec 1896
:: Old Orchard, ME Fire, Aug 1907 
:: Portland, ME City Hall Fire, Jan 1908 
:: Waterville, ME Fire, Oct 1917 
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Maryland
:: Baltimore, MD Fire - The Great Fire, Feb 1904
:: Baltimore, MD Dock Fire, Jun 1906
:: Baltimore, MD Fire, Jan 1908
:: Baltimore, MD Fire, Mar 1882
:: Canton, MD United Oil Company Fire 1891
:: Choptank, MD Canning Packing Plant Fire 1909
:: Cumberland, MD Lyric Theatre Fire
:: Denton, MD Ford Garage Fire, Mar 1949
:: Mt. Airy, MD Fire, Jan 1903 
:: Mt. Airy, MD Fire, Feb 1903
:: Mt. Airy, MD Fire, Mar 1914 
:: Mt. St. Marys Distillery Fire, Feb 1903
:: Williamsport, MD Fire, Mar 1882 
:: Wolfsville, MD School Fire Mar 1914
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Massachusetts>>
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Michigan
:: Augusta, MI Fire, Jun 1893
:: Calumet, MI Christmas Eve Panic 1913 
:: Corunna, MI Furniture Plant Fire, Oct 1901
:: Detroit, MI Fire, May 1848
:: Detroit, MI Fire, Sept 1884
:: Detroit, MI Depot Fire, Dec 1913
:: Kalamazoo, MI Fire Dec 1909
:: Kalamazoo, MI Spring & Axle Works Fire, Jun 1893
Minnesota>>
Missouri>>
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Montana
:: Butte, MT Fire & Explosion, Jan 1895 
:: Havre, MT H. Earl Clack Oil Plant Co. Fire, May 1930 
:: Kalispell, MT Elevator Fire, Aug 1900   
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Nevada
:: Goldfield, NV Merchants Hotel Fire, Apr 1911
:: Goldfield, NV Fire Jul 1923
:: Reno, NV Fire Jul 1889
:: Wadsworth, NV Fire, Jun 1902
:: Wadsworth, NV Catholic Church Fire Aug 1904
New Hampshire>>
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New Jersey
:: Atlantic City, NJ Fire Apr 1902
:: Camden, NJ Fire, Nov 1902
:: Jersey City, NJ Boltwood's Hardware Store Fire, Jan 1891 
:: Jersey City, NJ Tenement Fire, Jan 1891 
:: Jersey City, NJ House Fire, Jan 1898 
:: Lodi, NJ Chemical Plant Fire, Nov 1939
:: Long Branch, NJ Rothschild House fire
:: Morris Plains Insane Hospital Fire May 1902
:: Newark, NJ Clark & Wheeler's Electrical Works Fire, Apr 1895 
:: Rutherford, NJ Fire Jan 1889
:: Trenton, NJ Fire, Apr 1890
:: Trenton, NJ Railroad Shops Fire Feb 1908
:: Trenton, NJ Roebling Fire, Nov 1915
New York>>
North Carolina
:: Washington, NC Fire, Jul 1911 
Ohio
:: Cleveland, OH Koch & Henke Store Fire, May 1912
:: Cleveland, OH Sheets Brothers' Grain Elevator Fire Aug 1904
:: Collinswood, OH School Fire 1908
:: Elyria, OH Fire, May 1896 
:: Fayette, OH Fire June 1908
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Fredericktown, OH Fire, Aug 1913

:: Galena, OH Post Office Fire, Apr 1947 
:: Lancaster, OH Log Cabin Fire 1947 
:: Marion, OH Olney Avenue School Building Fire, Jan 1914 
:: Massillon, OH Witherald & Wells Window Glass Works Fire, Aug 1886 
:: Portsmouth, OH Gilbert Grocery Fire Oct 1910
:: Toledo, OH Elevator Fire Dec 1894
:: Youngstown, OH Todd House Fire Oct 1910
Oklahoma
:: Ardmore, OK Fire, Dec 1922 
:: Beaver City, OK Fire 1910
:: Drumright, OK Fire, Nov 1916 
:: Guthrie, OK Fire 1893
:: Norman, OK Norman State Hospital Fire, 1918
:: Sapulpa, OK Fire 1908
Pennsylvania>>
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Oregon
:: Astoria, OR Fire, Dec 1922
:: Halsey, OR Fire, Aug 1921
:: Silver Lake, OR Fire, Dec 1894
Rhode Island
:: Providence, RI Howard Building Fire, Nov 1858 
:: Providence, RI House Fire, Jan 1899
South Carolina
:: Aiken, SC Fire, Oct 1921  
:: Charleston, SC Fire, Jul 1875
:: Columbia, SC State Hospital Fire May 1918
:: Williston, SC Fire, Dec 1887  
Tennessee
:: Bristol, TN Fire Mar 1907
:: Clarksville, TN Fire, Apr 1878
:: Knoxville, TN Apartment Fire Mar 1912
Texas
:: Abilene, TX Fire Aug 1911
:: Abilene, TX Boarding House Fire 1930
:: Arlington, TX Fire, Mar 1909
:: Beaumont, TX Fire 1903
:: Bryan, TX Apartment House Fire, Sept 1923
:: Comanche, TX Fire 1900
:: Daisetta, TX Fire Jul 1924
:: Dallas, TX Elm Hotel Fire, Mar 1932 
:: Desdemona, TX Bank Fire Jul 1920
:: Fort Worth, TX Fire 1890 
:: Fort Worth, TX Fire May 1923
:: Houston, TX Fire Feb 1912
:: Paris, TX Fire 1916
:: Rockdale, TX Hotel Mundine Fire Jun 1888
:: Sherman, TX Cotton Compress Fire, Dec 1903
:: Tyler, TX Tyler College Fire, Dec 1903
:: Wichita Falls, TX Railroad Shop Fire Aug 1922
:: Winfield, TX Fire, Jul 1911
Utah
:: Mammouth, UT Mammoth Mine Fire Oct 1928
:: Mercur, UT Fire, Jun 1902 
Vermont
:: Barre, VT Boarding House Fire May 1903
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Bennington, VT Knitting Mill Fire Feb 1883

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Bennington, VT Unity Collar & Cuff Co. Fire, Mar 1902 

:: Ludlow Pail Shop Fire 1914
:: Ludlow Town Hall Fire Apr 1914
:: Montpelier, VT Fire May 1875 
:: Montpelier, VT Fire 1914
:: Rutland, VT Fire Feb 1906
:: Springfield, VT Gilman & Son Fire Nov 1912
:: St. Albans, VT Fire, May 1895 
:: White River Junction, VT Depot Fire
Virginia
:: Alexandria, VA Fire, Jun 1897
:: Alexandria, VA Stable Fires, Aug 1904 
:: Alexandria, VA Lumber Yard Fire 1909
:: Boyertown, VA Rhoades Theatre Fire Jan 1908
:: Chase City, VA Mecklinberg Hotel Fire Apr 1909
:: Hopewell, VA Fire Dec 1915
:: Norfolk, VA Monticello Hotel Fire Jan 1918
:: Richmond, VA Fire, Mar 1882
:: Richmond, VA Southern Manufacturing Fire, Firetruck-Trolley Wreck, May 1891 
Washington
:: Astoria, WA Fire Dec 1922
:: Chehalis, WA Fire, Jul 1939
:: Spokane, WA Fire, Jan 1898
Washington, DC
:: Washington, DC Knox Express Company Fire, Jul 1894 
:: Laundry Fire Mar 1907 
:: Spaight Family Fire 1912 
West Virginia
:: Creston, WV Fire, Mar 1917 
:: Hambleton, WV Tannery Fire, Mar 1910 
:: Huntington, WV Boarding House Fire 1903
:: Mackeyville, WV Hotel Fire, Mar 1895 
:: Mount Hope, WV Fire, Mar 1910 
:: Wheeling, WV Fire Mar 1907
:: Wheeling, WV Millinery Store Fire, Aug 1908 
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"The Flying Squadron" Squad A, Brocton Fire Dept., Brocton, MA
Washington, PA Fire Department
Battle Creek, MI Fire Dept early 1900s
Portland, ME Horseless Fire Truck
M. V. F. D, Imperial, PA