4/2/1848 two Manhattan, New York firefighters “were both killed when the building collapsed while they were operating at a fire. Another firefighter was critically injured in the collapse and died April 4th as a result of the injuries he sustained.”
4/2/1888 a Philadelphia, PA firefighter died from smoke inhalation and fall while operating at a fire at 122 Walnut Street.
4/2/1922 a Chicago, IL firefighter died from asphyxiation at a fire.
4/2/1979 the Wayside Inn board and care home fire killed twenty-five in Farmington, MO after a fire started in the rear of the kitchen in a one-story granite building. Thirty-seven patients and one attendant occupied the building when the fire started.
4/2/1973 a nightclub fire on the second floor “Blue Max” at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont extended to the 10-story atrium in the center of the building resulted in over $300,000 in damages. Only one of the 1,000 registered guests required medical attention.
4/2/2010 two men, one woman, and three children were killed in an apartment fire in Minneapolis, MN, that started on the second floor of the building, which housed six apartment units and an Irish Pub on the ground floor.
4/2/1907 a fire started in Durand’s restaurant at 11 East Alabama Street in Atlanta, GA that gutted the upstairs portion of the restaurant and extended to the block.
4/2/1904 the Albia, Iowa fire (conflagration) two die, and 18 businesses were lost.