Purchase these reports
Most NFPA fire investigation reports are free for NFPA members. Not a member? Join today!

Paper copies of reports are available by mail for $30 ($27 for NFPA members). Prepayment is required. Call +1 617 984-7445 or send an e-mail to NFPA's Morgan Technical Library.

Alert Bulletin

Happyland Social Club (PDF, 247 KB)
Bronx, NY
March 25, 1990
87 fatalities

Also see NFPA's fact sheet on fire safety in nightclubs and other assembly occupancies.

Nightclubs/Dance halls

NFPA Case Study: Nightclub Fires
NFPA members:  Download this nightclub report. (PDF)

Dance Hall Fire, Natchez, MS, 4/23/40, 207 fatalities.
NFPA members: Download this Natchez, MS report(PDF)

Cocoanut Grove Night Club, Boston, MA, 11/28/42, 492 fatalities.
NFPA members: Download this Boston, MA report(PDF)

The Upstairs Lounge, New Orleans, LA, 6/24/73, 32 fatalities.
NFPA members: Download this New Orleans, LA report(PDF)

Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire, Southgate, KY, 5/28/77, 165 fatalities
NFPA members: Download this Southgate, KY report(PDF)

Private Club, Indianapolis, IN, 2/5/92, 3 fatalities.
NFPA members: Download this Indianapolis, IN report. (PDF)
All visitors: Summary in Spanish (PDF) 

Dance Hall Fire, Gothenburg, Sweden 10/28/98, 63 fatalities.
NFPA members: Download this Gothenburg, Sweden report(PDF)
All visitors: Summary in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF) 


Restaurant, Seaside Park, NJ, 7/30/85.
NFPA members: Download this Seaside Park, NJ report(PDF)

Restaurant, Derby, CT, 12/6/85, 6 fatalities.
NFPA members: Download this Derby, CT report(PDF)

Restaurant, Boston, MA, 8/31/95.
NFPA members: Download this Boston, MA report. (PDF)
All visitors: Summary in Spanish (PDF) 


Church, St. Louis, MO, 4/28/94.
NFPA members: Download this St. Louis, MO report(PDF)
All visitors: Summary in Spanish (PDF) 

School, Pangnirtung, Canada, 3/9/97.
NFPA members: Download this Pangnirtung, Canada report(PDF)
All visitors: Summary in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF) 

Church, Lake Worth, TX, 2/15/99, 3 fatalities.
NFPA members: Download this Lake Worth, TX report (PDF)
All visitors: Summary in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF)

Stadiums/Amusement parks

Amusement Facility, Six Flags, Jackson, NJ, 5/11/84, 8 fatalities.
NFPA members: Download this Jackson, NJ report(PDF)

Soccer Stadium Fire, Bradford, UK, 5/11/85, 56 fatalities.
NFPA members: Download this Bradford, UK report(PDF)

Stadium Fires (two), 10/13/93.
NFPA members: Download this report(PDF)


Iroquois Theater, Chicago, IL, 12/30/03, 602 fatalities.
All visitors: Download a free overview (PDF) from NFPA Journal®, July/August 1995. 


Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus tent, Hartford, CT, 7/6/44, 168 fatalities.
All visitors: Download a free overview (PDF) from NFPA's The Quarterly, July 1944.

Community Center, Yonkers, NY, 12/20/65.
NFPA members: Download this May 1966 Fire Journal article. (PDF) 

Central Library, Los Angeles, CA, 4/29/86.
NFPA members: Download this Los Angeles, CA report. (PDF)

Airport Terminal Fire, Düsseldorf, Germany, 4/11/96, 17 fatalities.
NFPA members: Download this Dusseldorf, Germany report. (PDF)
All visitors: Summary in English (PDF), Spanish (PDF)French (PDF), and German (PDF)  

Featured Product
NFPA 101: Life Safety Code
Protect lives and property with the 2015 NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code®.
Item #: NFPA_101

NFPA 921: Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations
NFPA 921 helps equip fire investigators for a challenging and changing field.
Item #: NFPA_921