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New Wilmington, PA Westminster College Old Main Building Fire 1926

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North Warren, PA Refinery Fire 1908

 

Hanover, PA Wallpaper Factory Fire

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More Pennsylvania Disasters

:: Antrim, PA Fire, May 1884
:: Arnot, PA Fire, May 1884
:: Austin, PA Weisert's Store and House Fires, May 1902 
:: Bedford, PA Fire, Jun 1856
:: Bellefonte, PA Store Fire, Oct 1869
:: Ben Avon, PA Fire, Mar 1908
:: Birmingham, PA Fire, Apr 1854
:: Blairsville, PA Flour Mill Fire, July 1888 
:: Bloomsburg, PA Normal School Fire, Feb 1904
:: Boyertown, PA Rhoades Opera House Terrible Fire, Jan 1908
:: Brisbin, PA Fire May 1884
:: Bristol, PA House Fire, Feb 1904 
:: Bristol, PA Providence Hosiery Mills Fire, Mar 1896   
:: Brownsville, PA Fire, Feb 1922
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Bradford, PA Fire, Apr 1893   

:: Catasauqua, PA Unicorn Silk Manufacturing Fire, May 1890
:: Chambersburg, PA Wilson College Fire 1895
:: Chester, PA Morton & Black's Chester Dock Fire, May 1884 
:: Clymer, PA Forest Fires, Apr-May 1884
:: Confluence, PA Fire, Feb 1913
:: Connellsville, PA Presbyterian Church Fire Jan 1907
:: Connellsville Yough House Fire Jan 1907
:: Coudersport, PA Fire, May 1880
:: Crafton, PA Fire, Jan 1893
:: Curwensville, PA Fire, Jan 1936 
:: Delmar, PA Fire May 1884
:: Doylestown, PA Fire, Dec 1913 
:: Easton, PA Sawmill & Ice House Fire 1884 
:: Eddystone, PA Baldwin Locomotive Works Fire, Nov 1915 
:: Emporium PA I. G. Cook's Hotel Fire, May 1884
:: Erie, PA Finn & Stearns Barrel Factory Fire, Nov 1865   
:: Erie, PA Ormsby Lime Kiln Fire, Nov 1865   
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Erie, PA Court House Fire, May 1823

:: Erie, PA Fire, Feb 1857
:: Ernest, PA Boarding House Fire Nov 1910 
:: Faunce, PA McDonald Barn Fire, May 1932 
:: Galeton, PA Fire, Aug 1893
:: Galeton, PA Fire, Jan 1899
:: Galeton, PA Fire, Jan 1916
:: Hamburg, PA Church Fire, May 1875 
:: Hamburg, PA Fire, May 1930 
:: Houtzdale, PA Fire May 1875  
:: Huntingdon, PA Brush Fire, May 1885
:: Huntingdon, PA Fisher House Fire, Feb 1913
:: Imperial PA Fire, Feb 1910
:: Indiana, PA Gas House Fire, May 1890 
:: Lloyd, PA Enoch Blackwell & Co. Store Fire Apr 1884
:: Mud Run, PA Fire May 1875  
:: Mansfield, PA Fire Jan 1884
:: McDonald, PA Shield's Garage Fire, Jul 1920  
:: Meadville, PA Fire, Nov 1865
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Mercer, PA Mercer County Court House Fire, Feb 1866

:: Mercer, PA Mercer County Court House Fire, Dec 1907
:: New Wilmington, PA Westminster College Old Main Building Fire 1926 
:: Oil City, PA Fire Sept 1866  
:: Oil Creek Disaster, PA Jun 1892  
:: Osceola, PA Fire May 1875  
:: Petrolia, PA Fire, Dec 1889   
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Petrolia, PA Fire, Aug 1878  

:: Petroleum Center, PA Fire Sept 1865
:: Philadelphia, PA Fire, Feb 1865 
:: Philadelphia, PA Standard Glass Varnish Co. Fire, Mar 1882 
:: Philadelphia, PA Grand Central Theatre Fire, Apr 1892 
:: Philadelphia, PA Railroad Depot Fire Apr 1896
:: Philadelphia, PA Phoenix Pants Shirt & Overall Co., Feb 1907 
:: Philadelphia, PA Hangar Fire Feb 1937
:: Philadelphia, PA Ship Building Co. Fire Feb 1907 
:: Pithole, PA Fire, June 1866
:: Pithole, PA Fire, Aug 1866
:: Pittsburgh, PA Fire, Apr 1845 
:: Pittsburgh, PA Hussey Bldg Fire 1888
:: Pittsburgh, PA Black Diamond Steel Works Fire, Aug 1888
:: Pittsburgh, PA Panhandle Train Tunnel Fire, June 1910
:: Prosser Hollow, PA Mitchell House Fire, Apr 1902
:: Rossiter, PA Fire, April 1910
:: Salisbury, PA Fire, Sept 1924 
:: Salisbury, PA House Fire, Mar 1899 
:: Saxton, PA Candy Factory Fire, Dec 1924
:: Shaffer, PA Fire, Mar 1866
:: Shaffer, PA Fire, Dec 1865 
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Sharon, PA Sharon Works Fire, Mar 1895  

:: Shiremanstown, PA Fire, Sept 1908
:: Slate Run, PA J. B. Weed & Co. Sawmill Fire, Jan 1893 
:: Snowshoe City, PA Fire May 1875
:: Somerset, PA Fire Jun 1856  
:: Stony Fork, PA Forest Fires, Apr 1884
:: Stony Fork, PA Greene House Fire, Apr 1884
:: Thompson Station, PA Fire May 1884
:: Titusville, PA Fire, Mar 1866
:: Titusville, PA Refinery Fire, Nov 1870
:: Tremont, PA Fire, Aug 1878  
:: Trenton, PA Fire, Feb 1904
:: Watsonville, PA Fire Dec 1894  
:: Wellsboro, PA Fire, Feb 1880 
:: Wilkinsburg, PA Fire, Mar 1908 
:: Wilkinsburg, PA House Fire Oct 1908 
:: Williamsport, PA Harry P. Young Grocery Store Fire, Aug 1915
:: Williamsport, PA Thompson's Box Factory Fire Jan 1884
:: Williamsport, PA Suppert's Saw Mill Fire, May 1884
:: Wrightsville, PA Fire, Sept 1909
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Washington, PA Fire Department early 1900s
C. V. F. C. Hose Co., No. 1 Band, New Kensington, PA