The Cocoanut Grove Fire

Since man first gained control of fire, he has been fighting to keep it.

The Cocoanut Grove Fire: One night in Boston in 1942, over a 1000 people poured into a nightclub licensed for 460. When a fire was discovered, panic broke out in the overcrowded rooms. 433 people died from asphyxiation, suffocation, burns, and heart failure. Among them was the Singing Cowboy, who was the entertainment for the evening. Although rescue workers were quick to respond, another 59 people died later in hospital.

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