SYMHC Classics: Hartford Circus Fire

Photo of fire taken from a 2008 training exercise. Public domain

This 2015 episode covers an event in 1944, when one of the most disastrous fires in U.S. history broke out during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance. Dozens of lives were lost and hundreds of people were injured as the largest big top in the country was consumed by flames.

You can find the original episode here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/hartford-circus-fire.htm

And the show notes from 2015 here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-the-hartford-circus-fire.htm