6/13/1930 a District of Columbia, Washington DC, firefighter died “while operating at a spectacular and smoky four-alarm blaze at Rudolph & West Hardware Store at #1332 New York Avenue N.W. He was killed when the ladder he was on collapsed, pitching him to the pavement below, where he suffered a fractured skull and broken back.”
6/13/1950 a Philadelphia, PA firefighter “was critically injured while operating at a fire at the Food Fair Warehouse on the corner of Tulip & Allegheny Avenue. He was working on the roof when he fell through the skylight. He was taken to Northeastern Hospital where he died from his injuries.”
6/13/1953 a Dallas, TX firefighter “died from the injuries he sustained after falling through a roof of a building while fighting a fire.”
6/13/1965 a Philadelphia, PA firefighter “died after collapsing while operating on the fireground. At 6:20 p.m. on Friday, June 11,1965, the first alarm was struck for a spectacular six-alarm fire on box 6293. The 1st-floor, main lobby, Convention Hall – east end of the building, for a fire in the Grand and South Exhibition Hall of the Philadelphia Civic Center, located at 34th & Gorgie Ave. Both Buildings were in the process of being demolished by the Cleveland Wrecking Company. At 3:30 p.m., June 13, 1965, while working on the fireground detail at this fire, the firefighter collapsed. He was taken to Philadelphia General Hospital for treatment, where he died at 6:30 p.m.”
6/13/1974 a Bronx, New York (FDNY) firefighter “died shortly after midnight as a result of massive injuries sustained in a six-story fall two hours earlier. He had been catapulted from the bucket of a tower ladder after it became snagged on a roof coping as he attempted to rescue people trapped on the roof at a tenement fire.”
6/13/1984 a Philadelphia, PA firefighter “was searching for an elderly female who was trapped in the fire when the second and third floors of the building at 2002 Tulip Street collapsed into the basement. A number of firefighters were injured, and one firefighter died. The fire was determined to be an arson fire.”
6/13/2014 a fast-moving 4:00 a.m. fire ripped through a three-story single-family residence in Newark, NJ leaving six dead.
6/13/2013 an explosion and fire at the Williams Companies Inc. chemical plant in a sparsely populated area, about 20 miles from Baton Rouge in Ascension Parish, in the town of Geismar LA, killed at least one person and injured sixty-one, thirty-one required transport to area hospitals. The plant produced approximately 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of polymer grade propylene a year.
6/13/1980 Hercules, Inc. plant fire, in Covington, VA losses exceed $20 million.
6/13/1908 Providence, RI a manufacturing plant fire that started from an oil explosion at the British Manufacturing Company was destroyed and more than 500 employees were displaced.
6/13/1906 Baltimore, Maryland was again destroyed by fire two years after the conflagration of 1904.