Anniversary of the Great New York City Fire of 1945

Today marks the 169th anniversary of the Great New York Fire, which killed 30 victims and destroyed 345 buildings. Student editors Luna002, Brodmont, Jeflicki, and Youngpenn created the Wikipedia article on this disaster for Ryan McGrady’s communications course at North Carolina State University in the spring 2013 term. Read about how the fire began, spread, and impacted New York’s fire codes in the article that is now categorized as a Good Article on Wikipedia.

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