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


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


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


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


Bath Consolidated School
Bath, MI
May 18, 1927


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


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


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


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Source: NFPA historical records

Updated 1/13

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