Deadly U.S. Club and Dance Hall Fires

Published February 22, 2003

| Associated Press

Following is a list of some of the deadliest fires at U.S. clubs and dance halls:

-- 492 dead, Cocoanut Grove club, Boston, Nov. 28, 1942. Cause unknown.

-- 198 dead, Rhythm Night Club dance hall in Natchez, Miss., April 23, 1940. Cause unknown.

-- 165 dead, Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., May 28, 1977. Defective wiring.

-- 96 dead, The Station, West Warwick, R.I., Feb. 20, 2003. Pyrotechnics.

-- 87 dead, Happy Land Social Club in New York City, March 25, 1990. Arson.

-- 40 dead, dance hall in West Plains, Mo., April 13, 1928 (explosion). Cause unknown.

-- 32 dead, Upstairs Bar in New Orleans, June 24, 1973. Arson.

-- 25 dead, Puerto Rican Social Club in New York City, Oct. 24, 1976. Arson.

-- 24 dead, Gulliver's Discotheque in Port Chester, N.Y., June 30, 1974. Arson fire in nearby bowling alley spread to disco.

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