12 deadliest U.S. fires

POSTED: 09:14 AM PST Feb 15, 2012    UPDATED: 09:34 AM PDT May 01, 2013 

Take a look at the 12 deadliest fires in U.S. history.

Deadliest Fires - Texas CIty
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University of Houston Digital Archive

8. Texas City disaster -- The deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history, 468 people died when a fire on board the SS Grandcamp in Texas City, Texas, detonated approximately 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate, causing a chain reaction of fires and explosions in 1947.


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