12/12/1893 a Washington DC firefighter died while operating at a major fire in the Blau Building at #700 14th Street N.W. from smoke asphyxiation.
12/12/1920 a Philadelphia, PA firefighter died from injuries he sustained in a dwelling fire at 2629 S. Marshall Street.
12/12/1929 two Wichita Falls, TX firefighters died in an early morning fire at the corner of Eleventh and Indiana, the Antlers Hotel. Both men were manning a hose on the west side of the building when a wall collapsed, crushing them.
12/12/1933 a Hartford, CT firefighter “died from the injuries he sustained at Box 616.”
12/12/1946 a Manhattan. New York (FDNY) firefighter “died as a result of injuries sustained the previous day, when he was caught under a collapsing wall while operating at a five-alarm fire in a vacant icehouse.”
12/12/1960 a Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada firefighter “died while battling a two-alarm blaze near the Halifax Infirmary in the city’s south end. He collapsed at the height of the fire, which broke out in a construction shed at the rear of the hospital’s new addition.”
12/12/1976 a Birmingham, AL firefighter “died from injuries suffered while operating at a fire after the roof collapsed.”
12/12/2017 a toddler, a man and a woman were found dead inside a Woodland Acres, on India Avenue, south of the Arlington Expressway (Jacksonville, FL) home after a Christmas tree caught fire, just before 8:30 p.m.
12/12/1975 during the Hajj (the Muslim pilgrimage to the city of Mecca) an exploding gas cylinder caused a fire in a tent colony and resulted in the deaths of over 200 pilgrims, in Mina, located 5 kilometers east of the Islamic holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, standing on the road from Mecca to the Hill of Arafat.
12/12/1861 Charleston, SC conflagration, caused by an incendiary fire that spread because of a “stiff breeze with a small supply of water.”
12/12/2013 four people were killed in a fire that destroyed a home in Kettering, OH; three other occupants escaped, which damaged two neighboring homes.