On this day: December 3

Published On: Dec 02 2012 10:34:22 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 03 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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OTD December 3 - Worcester fire
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1999: Six firefighters are killed in a fire at the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse in Worcester, Massachusetts. The fire eventually grew to five-alarm status and raged for six days before being brought under control. Pictured is a memorial the fallen firefighters outside the Franklin Street Fire Station, which was erected on the site of the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. building.

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