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 totally 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.”
6/7/1893 three San Francisco, CA firefighters “were killed at the Page Street fire by a falling chimney. Fire started in rear of 1203 Page Street and consumed about 20 buildings before being extinguished.”
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 ladder, 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 Brainerd, MN the business district was destroyed by fire.
6/7/1900 Virginia, MN a fire destroyed 125 buildings.
6/7/1884 Wallingford, CT several buildings on Meadow Street 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.
6/7/1902 nine men drown when the whaleback steamer Thomas Wilson was cut almost in two by the steamer George Hadley a half mile south of the Duluth canal in Lake Superior near Duluth, MN.