Today in fire history: house fire results in four deaths

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Mar 1, 2012

On March 1, 1966, a house fire in Longmeadow, Massachusetts resulted in the deaths of four people, including three children.  The fire started late at night and was probably caused by careless smoking, according to the investigation.  Only one of the five people who was in the house at the time escaped.  A 1966 Fire Journal article was published about the incident in order to remind people that “ordinary” dwelling fires are much more common than larger fires in other occupancy types.   NFPA members can read the full article.