6/7/1865 two Chicago, IL firefighters “were killed in a structural collapse at the Zea & Zimmerman warehouse. The warehouse was largely destroyed during the fire, but some interior and exterior walls were still standing as firefighters moved through the smoldering ruins several hours after the bulk of the flames had been extinguished. When one of the outer walls collapsed, eight firefighters were buried in the debris, and several others were injured. Firefighters moved quickly to rescue their trapped colleagues, but two died from their injuries.”
6/7/1871 a Fort Wayne, IN firefighter died in the basement of the Boltz Grocery store on South Calhoun St. “A leaking barrel of rose oil, which was a kerosene-type mixture, was situated next to a pile of sacks that caught fire. On arrival, two firefighters entered the basement to locate the source of the smoke that was showing. After entering the basement, both men quickly became overcome by the smoke and oil fumes as they searched for an exit. The firefighter collapsed and could not be found. His partner, who also collapsed, was pulled through a window with a fire hook. Suddenly, a series of explosions occurred, causing the building to become involved in fire. Several firefighters suffered scorched faces and singed hair due to the blasts. After the fire was brought under control, the missing firefighter’s body was recovered.”
6/7/1875 a Hartford, CT firefighter “died from the injuries he sustained while operating at Box 18 for a fire involving the railroad car shops.”
6/7/1893 three San Francisco, CA firefighters “were killed at the Page Street fire by a falling chimney. The fire started in the rear of 1203 Page Street and consumed about 20 buildings before being extinguished.”
6/7/1911 a St. Paul, MN firefighter “was injured at a fire on May 29, 1911, at F. J. Brings Feed Store, 314 W. 7th Street. Bales of hay fell, crushing him and leaving him injured internally. Pneumonia set in which, with the burns, caused intense suffering and death.”
6/7/1920 a San Francisco, CA firefighter “died from the injuries he sustained after falling from a broken ladder.”
6/7/1933 a Toronto, Ontario, Canada firefighter died while fighting a fire at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Sherbourne and Earl Streets. While he and several other firefighters climbed up the wooden aerial ladder of Ladder 3, the ladder snapped about eight feet from the base. He was close to the tip, and fell and became impaled on the broken section of the ladder. He died instantly from his injuries
6/7/2013 a ‘suicidal’ 59-year-old man “unhappy with the world” in China’s Fujian province set a bus on fire that killed forty-seven of the ninety passengers on board.
6/7/2010 Idaho Falls, ID five people were killed in a manufactured home fire.
6/7/1932 the Ellington Apartments fire killed thirteen in Cleveland, OH.
6/7/1903 the business district of Brainerd, MN was destroyed by fire.
6/7/1900 a fire destroyed 125 buildings in Virginia, MN.
6/7/1884 several buildings on Meadow Street in Wallingford, CT were destroyed by an arsonist.
6/7/1852 the Great Fire of Montreal, QB started around 6:00 a.m. at the corner of St. Peter and Lemoyne Streets, in a carpenter’s shop and extended on both sides of the street, too Little and Joseph Streets.