2012 Charleston house fire

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2012 Charleston house fire
Date March 24, 2012 (2012-03-24)
Location Charleston, West Virginia
Deaths 9
Injuries 1

The 2012 Charleston house fire was a particularly deadly house fire, which started in a two-story house in Charleston, West Virginia. At the time of the fire, there were ten people in the house; a total of nine were killed, including seven children and two adults. Only one person survived the fire, a mother who was injured in the blaze.[1] Many of the children in the house were sleeping over for a birthday party celebration.[2] It's considered to be the most devastating fire ever recorded in the city of Charleston.[3]


  1. ^ "UPDATE: Death Toll Rises to 9 in House Fire in Charleston". Archived from the original on 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  2. ^ "8 killed, including 6 kids, in W.Va. house fire". Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  3. ^ "Fire Worse than Woolworth". Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 

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  • [1], March 24, 2012