London fire: Worst high-rise blazes in history
The deadly blaze at the 27-story Grenfell Tower in west London is one of at least a dozen fatal fires that have occurred since 2000.
Plasco Building, Tehran, Iran
In January 2017, 21 people died and about 70 were injured when the 17-story building collapsed after a fire that started on the ninth floor.
The Address Downtown Dubai Hotel
In December 2015, a fire broke out on the 20th floor of 63-story hotel and residential tower, the second tallest in Dubai. One person died and about 15 were injured.
Residential tower in Baku, Azerbaijan
In May 2015, 15 people died and more than 60 were injured when a 16-story building in the Azerbaijan capital caught fire.
Wedgwood Apartments, Texas
In December 2014, a fire broke out at an 11-story senior-living apartment complex in Castle Hills, a suburb of San Antonio. Five people were killed.
The Strand, New York City
In January 2014, one person was killed and at least two injured when a fire broke out at The Strand, a 42-story residential high-rise on Manhattan’s west side.
Pemex Executive Tower, Mexico City
In January 2013, 37 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an explosion and fire hit a 54-story building in Mexico’s capital.
Residential tower, Shanghai, China
In November 2010, at least 58 people were killed and more than 70 were injured when a fire engulfed a 28-story building during renovations.
Bashhundhara City Tower, Dhaka, Bangladesh
In March 2009, four people died when a fire broke out in a tower at a mall complex in Bangladesh’s capital city.
Beijing Television Cultural Center
In February 2009, one person died when a fire ignited by a fireworks display destroyed the 34-story complex in China’s capital.
Deutsche Bank Building, New York City
In August 2007, a blaze at the 39-story high-rise in downtown Manhattan killed two firefighters. The building was being dismantled after being damaged in the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack.
Fortune Tower, Dubai
in January 2007, four workers died and more than 50 were injured at the under-construction 34-story residential skyscraper.
Ostankino Tower, Moscow, Russia
In August 2000, four people were killed in a fire near the top of the building, which was the tallest in the world between 1967 and 1974.
OTHER NOTABLE HIGH-RISE FIRES BEFORE 2000
One Meridian Plaza, Philadelphia
In February 1991, three firefighters were killed while fighting a blaze at the 38-story office building in downtown. The high-rise was later demolished.
Dupont Plaza Hotel, Puerto Rico
In December 1986, at least 96 people died and about 140 were injured when a fire set by disgruntled employees consumed the noted hotel.
MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas
In November 1980, 87 guests and employees were killed when a blaze that started in a casino restaurant spread through the hotel.
Joelma Building, Sao Paulo, Brazil
In February 1974, about 180 people were killed when a 25-story downtown office building caught fire due to a short-circuit in an air conditioner.
Andraus Building, Sao Paulo, Brazil
In February 1972, a blaze in this 32-story building killed 16 people and injured hundreds.
Daeyeonggak Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
In December 1971, a huge gas explosion and blaze at the 22-story hotel killed 164 people and injured at least 60.
Winecoff Hotel, Atlanta
In December 1946, 119 people died when the 15-story downtown hotel caught fire. It remains the most-deadly hotel fire in U.S. history.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
In March 1911, 146 people, most of them young women, died when a fire broke out in a clothing factory in Manhattan. The 10-story building, which was supposedly fireproof, is now part of New York University.