The Puget Sound area's deadliest fires
A list of the deadliest fires in the Puget Sound area since 1970.
Jan. 1, 2011: Five people — four children and a 32-year-old man — died in an apartment fire in Redmond.
June 12, 2010: Five family members — four children and a young woman — were killed in an apartment fire in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood.
April 2, 2010: Seven employees were killed in an explosion and fireball at Tesoro Corp.'s Anacortes refinery.
Sept. 30, 2008: Four people — two sisters, and one of the women's two children — were killed in a mobile home fire in Snohomish.
July 16, 2006: Four people — a woman, her two sons and her sister — were stabbed repeatedly before their bodies were burned using gasoline in their Kirkland home. Neighbor Conner Schierman was convicted of their murders and sentenced to death in 2010.
Nov. 25, 1998: Six employees of the Equilon Puget Sound refinery in Anacortes were killed in a fire that started when an uncooled petroleum mixture was exposed to air and ignited.
April 27, 1998: Seven people were killed in a fire at Arlington Manor, a boarding home for the elderly and disabled in Arlington.
Nov. 13, 1997: Four people were killed in a blaze that swept through the Kona Village Apartments in Bremerton.
Jan. 5, 1995: Four Seattle firefighters — Lt. Walter Kilgore, 45; Lt. Gregory Shoemaker, 43; and firefighters Randall Terlicker, 35, and James Brown, 25 — died fighting an arson at the Pang frozen-food warehouse in the Chinatown International District.
July 6, 1988: Five people — four of them children — died in a fire at the Riverton Heights Apartments just south of Seattle.
Feb. 4, 1984: Nine children were killed when a 5-year-old boy playing with a lighter caused a house fire on South 64th Street in Tacoma.
April 25, 1971: Twelve people died in a blaze at the three-story Seventh Avenue Apartments in Seattle.
March 20, 1970: Twenty-one people died in an arson at the Ozark Hotel on Westlake Avenue and Lenora Street in downtown Seattle.
Complied by Seattle Times news researcher Gene Balk
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