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Famous FiresPalace Hotel fire - Childers, Qld, Australia

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Fifteen young backpackers lost their lives when their hostel on the state's central coast was set alight.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Queensland, Australia

date approved: 4/25/2020

last visited: never

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Famous FiresMasonic Lodge Fire - Truckee, CA

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A historic fire in downtown Truckee.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/5/2020

last visited: never

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Famous FiresBrand der Rotunde 1937 / Rotunde fire in 1937 - Wien, Austria

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Bronzetafel zur Erinnerung an den Brand der Rotunde / Bronze plaque in memory of the Rotunde fire

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 3/29/2020

last visited: never

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Famous FiresHôtel de ville - Reims - France

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Durant la première guerre mondiale, l'hôtel de de ville de Reims fut dévastée par un incendie. During the First World War, Reims City Hall was devastated by a fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 12/16/2019

last visited: 5/1/2017

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Famous FiresCrestmead (Prairie View) - near Pilot Grove, MO

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Built in 1859 by John Taylor, called "Prairie View"; home purchased by the Betteridge family in 1903 and legally changed the name to "Crestmead". By 2012, the home was completely restored.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/3/2019

last visited: never

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Famous FiresBrand im Bundesarchiv - Festung Ehrenbreitstein - Koblenz, RP, Germany

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On 26 January 1988, a devastating fire broke out in the Federal Archives at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, destroying substantial parts of the archive holdings with particularly flammable celluloid films.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 9/27/2019

last visited: 10/26/2017

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Famous FiresIncendie du tunnel du Mont-Blanc - Chamonix, France

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[FR] L’incendie du tunnel du Mont-Blanc s'étant produit du 24 au 26 mars 1999 dans le tunnel du Mont-Blanc entre la France et l'Italie. [EN] On the morning of 24 March 1999, 39 people died when a Belgian transport truck caught fire in the tunnel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 9/13/2019

last visited: never

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Famous FiresSite of Home of George Read - New Castle, DE

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The site of the home of Declaration of Independence signer George Reed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Delaware

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: never

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Famous FiresAll Saints Church- Branston, Lincolnshire, UK

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Any local building with history which has been destroyed by fire, would shock the community. As happened in 1962 when the church caught fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MoreOutdoor

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/10/2019

last visited: 8/10/2019

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Famous FiresÉglise Saint-Louis de Strasbourg - France

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L'église est vendue en 1790, au cours de la révolution française. À la suite d'un incendie en 1805, elle devient un magasin à tabac. The church was sold in 1790, during the French Revolution. Following a fire in 1805, it became a tobacco store.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 5/30/2019

last visited: never

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Famous FiresWaldbrandkatastrophe in Einhausen - Einhausen - Hessen - Germany

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Waldbrandkatastrophe am 01.07.1976 in Einhausen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 5/30/2019

last visited: 5/30/2019

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Famous FiresAubette - Strasbourg - France

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Le 24 août 1870, l'Aubette et son musée sont détruits par un violent incendie qui ne laisse subsister que la façade. On August 24, 1870, the Aubette and its museum were destroyed by a violent fire that left only the façade.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 5/27/2019

last visited: never

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Famous FiresCathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris - Paris, France

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The world was in shock. All television channels broadcast it all over the world. !!!!! The famous fire of Notre Dame in Paris !!!!!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dreamhummie

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 5/14/2019

last visited: 5/2/2020

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Famous FiresGettysburg Hotel - Gettysburg, PA

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The historic Gettysburg Hotel caught on fire in 1983. What stands today is the restored version of the building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/4/2019

last visited: 12/3/2019

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Famous FiresSmall Arsenal Building - Harpers Ferry, WV

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A fire in 1861 destroyed the Small Arsenal Building in Harpers Ferry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: West Virginia

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: 1/14/2019

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Famous FiresThe Depot Restaurant Fire - Vandalia, IL

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Burns down TWICE....Hummmm!!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/16/2018

last visited: never

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Famous FiresRhoads Opera House Fire - Boyertown, PA

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January 13, 1908, the Rhoads Opera House caught fire and killed 171 people who were trapped inside, a fire which inspired revision of the fire safety laws in Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Janila

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/27/2018

last visited: never

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Famous FiresViborg Domkirke - Viborg Cathedral, Denmark

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Viborg Domkirke har været ramt af brand flere gange. Viborg Cathedral has been hit by fires several times.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 10/23/2018

last visited: 8/17/2019

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Famous FiresHamburger Brand von 1842 - Hamburg, Deutschland

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In der Deichstraße 42 brach 1842 der Große Brand aus, der große Teile der Altstadt zerstörte.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 10/6/2018

last visited: never

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Famous FiresROOSEVELT'S HOME DAMAGED BY FIRE - Hyde Park, Ny

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This famous fire happened at Springwood, the birthplace of President's Franklin D. Roosevelt.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine

location: New York

date approved: 9/10/2018

last visited: never

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Famous FiresGreat Fire of 1912 - College Park, MD

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The Great Fire of 1912 burned nearly all of the original campus of UMD. Only a handful of buildings remained. The above coordinates are for a plaque noting the event.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 9/2/2018

last visited: 9/2/2018

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Famous FiresThe Great Fire of 1906 - Summerside, Prince Edward Island

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The map and mural depict the devastation that occurred in Summerside on October 10, 1906.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 8/29/2018

last visited: never

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Famous FiresCone and Kimball Building - Red Bluff, CA

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A historic site in downtown Red Bluff, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/21/2018

last visited: never

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Famous FiresStaten Island Ferry Whitehall Terminal - New York, NY

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The historic Staten Island Ferry building burned to the ground in 1991. The current building is from after the fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 8/15/2018

last visited: 8/15/2018

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Famous FiresHouston Hotel Fire - Klamath Falls, OR

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A memorial to the Houston Hotel Fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/13/2018

last visited: never

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