8/26/1929 a Newark, NJ firefighter died while “he was fighting a fire on Charlton Street when he was hit by a falling beam.”
8/26/1956 a Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighter “died of the injuries he sustained on August 23, 1956, while operating at a two-alarm fire.”
8/26/1987 a Butler, Pennsylvania firefighter “was killed on Chestnut Street in Butler, Pennsylvania. His body was not found for hours after the structure collapsed.”
8/26/2004, a tanker truck containing 32,000 liters (8,453 gallons) of fuel collided with car a on the Wiehltal A4 Autobahn Bridge in Germany resulting in an explosion and fire destroying the load-bearing ability of the bridge.
8/26/2009 a Chicago, IL firefighter “was killed by an explosion in an abandoned building where he was investigating a gas leak.”
8/26/2018 “at least six children and two adults were killed after a fire broke out in a Chicago apartment without working smoke detectors. A teenager and another adult were taken to the hospital in “very critical condition.” A Chicago firefighter was taken to the hospital in good condition. The blaze broke out around 4:00 a.m. inside the three-story apartment building in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. Flames engulfed at least two buildings, including a coach house.”
8/26/1958 a fireworks factory fire killed twenty-three in Chiaya, Taiwan.
8/26/1913 Teague, TX the Railroad Shops of the Trinity & Brazos Valley Railroad were destroyed by fire. “Many fine locomotives were ruined, and twenty acres of buildings were burned. These shops were the entire support of the town which was practically first founded when the T. & B. V. road built through this this section.”