report this ad
Just For Fun
Games to Consider
Create a Quiz
Locations & Scores
Become a Host
Where's the Fire?
Can you pick the location of each major fire based on the clue?
Updated Jun 26, 2013
Find the US States - No Outlines Minefield
Clickable Valentine's Day Jokes
Amazon Movie Reviews
Hidden Neighbors of China
5-Letter Ends in 'T'
Rate 5 stars
Rate 4 stars
Rate 3 stars
Rate 2 stars
Rate 1 star
How to Play
Click the green button to start and enter the correct answers below
We Didn't Start the Fire
64 AD: There's no truth to the rumor the Nero fiddled through this fire, since the instrument hadn't been invented yet.
1212: Called the Great Fire of Southwark, many of the ~3000 deaths occurred on the city's famous bridge.
1452: The second great fire of this city, part of one of the largest empires of the time, demolished 3/4 of the city's structures, ushering in the end of traditional wooden houses
1547: Tsar Ivan IV's grandmother was accused of sorcery for allegedly starting this fire that cost 3000 lives.
1657: Some 100,000 deaths made the fire mythically deadly for the time, not to mention the myth that it started with the cremation of a cursed Kimono.
1666: Only six were killed in this famously massive fire, which actually helped to sterilize plague-ridden sections of the city.
1728: Leveling half of the medieval sections of the city, this fire was blamed on a candle allegedly knocked over by a 7-year-old boy (though historians now blame his parents)
1776: Revolutionaries and red coats each blamed each other for the fire that demolished 25% of this city.
1788: Because it was Good Friday, church bells were not rung in alarm as 78% of the city burned, including the remaining French architecture in the 'French' Quarter.
1812: Burned as either an accident (Tolstoy suggests) or a successful ploy to harass Napoleon, some 12,000 bodies were found in the ashes when citizens returned.
1864: The wartime obliteration of 89-92% of this city's buildings served as opening ceremony for Sherman's March to the Sea.
1871: Famously, and falsely, reported as the fault of a footloose cow.
1872: One of the most expensive fires in history, it was worsened by locked fire alarms (to prevent false alerts), low water pressure, and non-standardized hydrants.
1906: Historians estimate that firefighter's dynamite may have caused up to half of the buildings destroyed by fire in this earthquake-induced disaster.
1911: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire killed 146 workers, mostly immigrant women and girls, and sparked a worker's rights revolution.
1917: The largest accidental man-made explosion in history flung pieces of a former ammunition cargo ship over miles and started a devastating fire.
1923: Along with the earthquake that caused it, this fire ended an estimated 142,000 lives and left a mind-boggling 1.9 million homeless.
1938: The intentional fire to prevent capture during WWII proved unnecessary as the defenders held what was left of the city until 1944, when it was no longer relevant.
1945: Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5 describes the firebombing of this city as 'carnage unfathomable'.
1947: In addition to sparking a massive fire, the explosion of a cargo ship carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer could be felt over 250 miles away.
report this ad
You're not logged in!
Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Connect with Facebook
Connect with Google
Sign Up with Email
You Might Also Like...
Click a Stan
Overlapping Option Trivia VII
Click a Monetary Person
(warning: may contain spoilers)
Top Games Today in History
US Presidents Bunker
19th Century Figures Match-Up
Confederate State Conundrum
Top Games with Similar Tags
Odd But True Facts VI
Knocking Off a 'Lie Detector'
Counting TV Characters
Top User Games in History
1000 AD: Clickable map
5x5 in 90: Mixed History Minefield Blitz
History Groups Grab Bag
report this ad
mentally stimulating diversions
Quizzes for your site
Copyright © 2007-2016 Sporcle, Inc.
Go to the Sporcle.com Mobile Site →