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September 1976: Firehouse Magazine publishes its charter issue.
Oct. 29, 1976: SAKATA CITY, JAPAN Fire swept through the city, burning more than 1,000 buildings. There were no injuries.
Oct. 22, 1976: CROTONE, ITALY A fertilizer fire in the Montedison Chemical Co. forced the evacuation of thousands of workers and their children.
Oct. 24, 1976: NEW YORK A man who was thrown out of a social club after arguing with his wife returned and set the building on fire. Twenty-five people were killed and 24 were injured.
Oct. 26, 1976: TAMPA, FL A fire in an apartment tower required the evacuation of 300 elderly residents.
Nov. 19, 1976: LOS ANGELES An incendiary fire injured three firefighters in the Occidental Towers. A second fire was set in the sub-basement of another building in the complex.
Nov. 22, 1976: CHICAGO A firefighter is killed while battling a blaze in the Commonwealth Edison Plant.
Dec. 24, 1976: BARTLESVILLE, OK Wind-fed flames swept through the city, leaving more than 100 people homeless. The fire threatened to spread to an oil storage yard but was held back by firefighters.
Dec. 24, 1976: CHICAGO Twelve people, including at least eight children, died in an apartment house blaze on the city's Near West Side.