One storm left an estimated 8,000 dead in its wake, while an epic flood carried human bodies some 350 miles away.
Centralia, Pennsylvania was once a bustling mining center, but a hidden, underground fire has turned it into a smoldering ghost town.
The Great Fire of 1835 destroyed nearly 700 buildings.
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Nearly 500 patrons perished in the 1942 inferno at Boston’s Cocoanut Grove.
Before Henry David Thoreau lived in the Concord woods, he nearly burned them to the ground in a massive forest fire.
Between September 2 and September 6, 1666, a massive inferno ripped through London, reducing much of the city center to a smoldering ruin.
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