11/10/1898 two Cambridge, MA firefighters died “while operating at a fire in a meat company icehouse, he climbed a ladder and attempted to open a door. As he opened the door a blast of fire knocked him from the ladder to the pavement, where he died 15 minutes later. Another member of the Ladder 2 was critically injured when he was caught under a collapsing wall, and died November 23rd as a result of injuries he sustained.”
11/10/1905 a Philadelphia, PA firefighter “died from smoke inhalation at a fire at 15th and Chestnut Street.”
11/10/1962 a Binghamton, NY firefighter (and Training Instructor) “died while fighting a fire at the Mutual Furniture Co., located at 171 Main St. He was a ranking officer and was not included in the buddy system, which was a way for firefighters to keep in contact with each other at the fire. He was not reported missing until the next day when his body was found in the basement.”
11/10/1974 a West Haven, CT firefighter “died after suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.”
11/10/1979 a Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada firefighter “died from asphyxiation do to smoke inhalation.”
11/10/2001 a Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry (Nashville, TN) firefighter died and “five other members of his crew were overcome by a firestorm in the densely wooded and steep terrain of the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. The five other members of his crew were able to cross the fireline to safety, but he was overtaken by the firestorm.”
11/10/1959 a house fire in Glens Falls, NY killed a family of eight.
11/10/1944 U.S.S. Mount Hood munitions ship explosion killed 373 off the Admiralty Island, Alaska.
11/10/1885 Centerville, Leon County, TX Courthouse was destroyed by fire. “The courthouse was discovered on fire in the office of the county treasurer, on the lower floor. The building was entirely destroyed.”
11/10/1878 Cape May, NJ conflagration: “The flames, fanned by a northwest gale, swept through the central portion of the city.” “The burned district embraces nearly forty acres of spacious buildings, including ten hotels and nineteen or twenty cottages.”
11/10/1860 Buffalo, NY the Clarendon Hotel was destroyed by fire that started in the kitchen and rapidly spread destroying the main building; a man jumped from the fourth story, and was almost instantly killed. “One man, in the fourth story, raised a window and exclaimed that he was a stranger, and could not find the way out, and could not live another minute in his room, and begged the crowd to save him. He was not seen again.”
11/10/1975 the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior 17 miles from the entrance to Whitefish Bay taking all twenty-nine crew members with her. Launch in 1958, the 729-foot-long freighter the largest and fastest ship on the Great Lakes was carrying 26,116 tons of iron-ore pellets in a storm with 60 mph winds and waves in excess of 15 feet just after 7:00 p.m.