#TBT From The NFPA Archives: Hotel Vendome Tragedy of June 17, 1972

Blog Post created by jrodowicz Employee on Jun 20, 2019


From Fire Command vol.39, no.9 (1972):

“On June 17, a four-alarm fire in the former Hotel Vendome became the worst tragedy in Boston Fire Department history when a portion of the building collapsed, killing nine fire fighters. The old hotel was being converted into apartments when the fire occurred.”


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