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This Month in Fire History
July 5, 1973, Kingman AZ – Doxol Gas Co. fire kills 12 firefighters
July 6, 1944, Hartford, CT – Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus tent fire kills 168
July 7, 1975, Portland, OR – Pomona Hotel fire kills 12
July 9, 1953, Mendocino National Forest, CA – Forest fire kills 15 firefighters
July 23, 1984, Romeoville, IL – Union Oil refinery fire kills 17; losses worth $177 million
July 24, 1931, Pittsburgh, PA – Little Sisters of the Poor home for the aged fire kills 48
July 26, 1990 – Americans with Disabilities Act passes, greatly affecting safety codes
July 28, 1945, New York, NY – Fire after B-25 crash into Empire State Building kills 14
July 29, 1956, Sun Ray, TX – Shamrock Oil & Gas corp. refinery fire kills 19 firefighters
Courtesy of NFPA