School fires with 10 or more deaths

U.S. school fires, grades K-12, with 10 or more deaths

 Event  Date  Number of deaths
Consolidated School (PDF, 825 KB), gas explosion
New London, TX

March 18, 1937

294

Lakeview School (PDF, 581 KB)
Collinwood, OH
 
March 4, 1908

175

Our Lady of the Angels School (PDF, 1 MB)
Chicago, IL 
December 1, 1958

95

The Cleveland School (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Kershaw County, South Carolina
 
May 17, 1923

77

Bath Consolidated School
Bath, MI
May 18, 1927

46

Babbs Switch School (PDF, 770 KB)
Hobart, OK
 
December 24, 1924

32

St. John's Parochial School (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Peabody, MA
 
October 28, 1915

21

Cleveland Hill School (PDF, 1 MB)
Cheektowaga, NY
 
March 31, 1954

15

Disclaimer: Death tolls are based on information in NFPA’s records. Please contact us at osds@nfpa.org to provide any updated information.    

Source: NFPA historical records

Updated 1/13

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