List of nightclub fires
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This is a list of notable nightclub fires at indoor and outdoor venues. Many involve pyrotechnic failures.
|Study Club fire||Detroit, Michigan||United States||1929||22||50||draperies, decorations||Prohibition-era speakeasy nightclub|
|Rhythm Club fire||Natchez, Mississippi||United States||1940||209||200||Spanish moss sprayed with Flit||Second-worst club fire in American history|
|Cocoanut Grove fire||Boston, Massachusetts||United States||1942||492||undetermined (disputed)||draperies, decorations, possibly a refrigerant leak (methyl chloride)||Deadliest club fire in history, and the second-worst single-building fire in American history (second only to the Iroquois Theatre fire)|
|Karlslust dance hall fire||Berlin||Germany||1947||80–88||150||stove pipe||Worst fire disaster in Berlin since World War II|
|Top Storey Club||Bolton, England||United Kingdom||1961||19||solvents, paints||14 died in the fire and 5 died of injuries received from jumping out of windows|
|Dale's Penthouse||Montgomery, Alabama||United States||1967||26||8||non-extinguished tobacco pipe left in jacket pocket in the cloakroom||Restaurant/lounge on top floor of an 11-story building with no fire escape|
|Club Cinq-Sept fire||Saint-Laurent-du-Pont||France||1970||146||discarded match||polyurethane, paper mache|
|Blue Bird Café fire||Montreal, Quebec||Canada||1972||37||56||arson||gasoline|
|Playtown Cabaret fire||Osaka||Japan||1972||118||81||discarded match or cigarette butt||clothing||Club on top floor of a seven-story building with no fire escape|
|Whiskey Au Go Go fire||Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland||Australia||1973||15||arson||diesel fuel|
|UpStairs Lounge arson attack||New Orleans, Louisiana||United States||1973||32||15||arson||Ronsonol lighter fluid||Deadliest arson attack in New Orleans at that time, and one of the deadliest attacks on LGBT people in United States history|
|Summerland disaster||Douglas||Isle of Man||1973||50||80||smoking||soundproofing, acrylic sheeting|
|Gulliver's nightclub fire||Port Chester, New York||United States||1974||24||32||arson|
|Beverly Hills Supper Club fire||Southgate, Kentucky||United States||1977||165||200||carpeting, wooden panelling||Third-worst club fire in American history|
|Stardust fire||Artane, Dublin||Ireland||1981||48||214||electrical||cooking oil (225 gallons)|
|Alcalá 20 nightclub fire||Madrid||Spain||1983||82||27||electrical|
|Happy Land fire||The Bronx, New York||United States||1990||87||6||arson||gasoline||Fifth-worst club fire in American history|
|Kheyvis fire||Olivos, Buenos Aires||Argentina||1993||17||24||Second-worst club fire in Argentine history|
|Yiyuan Disco fire||Fuxin||China||1994||234||16||furniture (caused by burning newspaper)||decorations|
|Ozone Disco Club fire||Quezon City||Philippines||1996||162||95||acoustic foam||Worst fire in Philippine history|
|Gothenburg discothèque fire||Gothenburg||Sweden||1998||63||213||arson|
|Luoyang Christmas fire||Luoyang, Henan||China||2000||309||50||welding||Second-deadliest club fire in history|
|Lobohombo explosion||Mexico City||Mexico||2000||22||24||gas canisters|
|Volendam New Year's fire||Volendam||Netherlands||2001||14||241||pyrotechnics (sparkler)||decorations (Christmas)|
|Canecão Mineiro nightclub fire||Belo Horizonte||Brazil||2001||7||197||pyrotechnics|
|The Station nightclub fire||West Warwick, Rhode Island||United States||2003||100||230||pyrotechnics||acoustic foam||Fourth-deadliest club fire in American history|
|República Cromañón nightclub fire||Buenos Aires||Argentina||2004||194||1432||pyrotechnics||plastic net (media sombra), styrofoam and wood decorations, acoustic panels||Worst club fire in Argentine history|
|Factory nightclub fire||Quito||Ecuador||2008||15||35||pyrotechnics|
|Wuwang Club fire||Shenzhen, Guangdong||China||2008||43||88||pyrotechnics|
|Santika Club fire||Watthana, Bangkok||Thailand||2009||66||222||pyrotechnics (disputed)||tar paper, plastic waterproofing||Possibly started by fireworks (disputed, see article)|
|Lame Horse fire||Perm||Russia||2009||156||≤160||pyrotechnics||decorations (willow twig)||Worst fire in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union|
|Jack Daniels nightclub fire||Taichung||Taiwan||2011||9||13||Originated during a fire show by a male dancer onstage, described as holding sparklers, a torch, or LED torch that malfunctioned and produced sparks|
|Tiger Disco fire||Patong||Thailand||2012||4||11||electrical||acoustic foam||Officially attributed to a short circuit, unconfirmed reports stated that the fire started when lightning struck a nearby transformer.|
|Kiss nightclub fire||Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul||Brazil||2013||242||168||pyrotechnics||acoustic foam||Worst club fire and second worst fire disaster in Brazil, third deadliest club fire in history|
|Formosa Fun Coast explosion||New Taipei City||Taiwan||2015||15||497||dust explosion||cornstarch suspended in air||Greatest number wounded by a man-made accident in Taiwan in 50 years|
|Colectiv nightclub fire||Bucharest||Romania||2015||64||160||pyrotechnics||acoustic foam (polyurethane)||Worst club fire in Romanian history|
|Ghost Ship collective fire||Oakland, California||United States||2016||36||2||TBD||TBD||Converted warehouse used as art collective and venue. Fire officials say staircase to second floor was made out of wooden pallets.|
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- "Brazil, Mexico And Other Deadly Nightclub Fires In Latin America". The Huffington Post. 2013-01-28.
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- "Four killed in disco fire at Phuket club". CNN. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2017.