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12 deadliest U.S. fires

Published On: Feb 15 2012 11:14:49 AM CST   Updated On: May 01 2013 11:34:48 AM CDT

Take a look at the 12 deadliest fires in U.S. history.

Deadliest Fires - Texas CIty
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University of Houston Digital Archive

8. Texas City disaster -- The deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history, 468 people died when a fire on board the SS Grandcamp in Texas City, Texas, detonated approximately 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate, causing a chain reaction of fires and explosions in 1947.

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