12 deadliest U.S. fires

Published: Feb 15 2012 12:14:49 PM EST   Updated On: May 01 2013 12:34:48 PM EDT

Take a look at the 12 deadliest fires in U.S. history.

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Thousands have perished in the deadliest fires in U.S. history, according to rankings compiled by the National Fire Protection Association.

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