Deadliest U.S. Building Fires in the Last 50 Years

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The terrorist attacks in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001 killed 2,753 people when two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers causing a massive fire and eventual collapse of both buildings. (Photo by NYC Office of Emergency Management/Getty Images)
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A domestic terrorist truck bombing attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995 killed 168 people. (Getty Images)
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Firefighters pick through the remains of the gutted Beverly Hills Supper Club at Southgate, Kentucky on May 30, 1977. The night club was gutted by flames, killing more than 160 people. (AP Photo/Rudolph Faircloth)
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The burned remnants of "The Station" nightclub littered the scene in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The deadly fire, which took the lives of 96 people, started when a pyrotechnics display during a concert set the club's sound proofing aflame February 20, 2003. (Photo By Douglas McFadd/Getty Images)
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The charred facade of the Happy Land social club in the Bronx section of New York City is pictured here in 1990. Eighty-seven people, mostly Honduran and Dominican immigrants, perished in the fire. (AP Photo)
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A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Nov. 21, 1980 killed 85 people. It is considered the worst disaster in Nevada history. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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On the night of Dec. 2, 2016, a fast-moving fire erupted inside an Oakland warehouse, claiming the lives of 36 people. The fire erupted at a building commonly known as the Ghost Ship and a haven for artists in the community.
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This is a view inside the UpStairs bar following a flash fire that killed 29 people on June 25, 1973 in the New Orleans French Quarter. Most of the victims were found near the windows. (AP Photo/Jack Thornell)
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