1872 – Warren & Bidwell Co. Fire
May 20, 1898 - The Dow & Snell Fire
Sept. 20, 1898 - The Union Railroad and Transportation Co. Fire
January 3, 1894 - The Chamber of Commerce Fire
September 19, 1900 - The Rosen's Junk Warehouse Fire
December 11, 1916 - Tragedy at the Paddock Merchandising Fire from History of the Toledo Fire Division, 1837-1977
The Colony Shopping Center Fire, Jan. 12, 1944
Adams Street Fire, Aug. 26, 1949
University of Toledo, 1959
The tragic tanker fire of June 10, 1961
Earl Hotel Fire, Apr. 27, 1974.
Graph of the Historical Change in Fire Frequency as a Ratio of Population, 1867-1976.
Toledo Fire Graphs and Data
One of the consequences of industrial development has been a vast increase in the frequency of fires. The figures speak for themselves. As to the causes of this change, a general conclusion can be drawn from a comparison of listed causes of fires from 1885 and 1969: