1961 Elbarusovo school fire

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Coordinates: 55°42′N 37°36′E / 55.7°N 37.6°E / 55.7; 37.6

The 1961 Elbarusovo school fire was a fire that occurred on 5 November 1961 in Elbarusovo (ru), Chuvash ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.

The fire occurred when a teacher tried to light a fire using benzine. The school burned down and 110[1] people died, among them forty-four children aged under eight and four teachers.[2]