Occurred in Jamestown, Virginia.
Boston banned wood chimneys and thatch roofs.
Established in Boston, Mass. Also had the first fire stations and fire engines.
Developed in London by Richard Newsham
Started by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia.
George Washington imported a fire engine from England and donated to the Alexandria (VA) Fire Department.
The British burned Washington, DC as a part of the War of 1812.
The Great Chicago Fire destroyed over 2,000 acres of land; 17,000 homes and killed 300. More than 90,000 people were left homeless.
Forest Fire in Peshtigo, WI. It burned more than 2,400 square miles and decimated several small communities. 2,200 people were killed in this fire.