New York, Club Puerto Rico fire 24/10/1976
FIRE SWEEPS BRONX SOCIAL CLUB, LEAVING 25 DEAD AND 24 INJURED
Fire swept through a Bronx social club early yesterday morning, killing 25 young party‐goers and injuring 24 others who leaped from a second‐floor window—the sole means of escape from the blaze that had apparently been set in the building’s only staircase by an angry patron.
Youth Guilty of Causing 25 Deaths In Bronx Social Club Fire in 1976
A Bronx teen‐ager was convicted yesterday of 25 counts of murder for spreading the gasoline used to set fire to neighborhood social club in the Morrisania section in October 1976. The fire killed 25 partygoers and injured 24—one of the worst fire disasters in the city’s history.
Contextualising tragedy in places of assembly through cases of New York City social club fires
Patrons of assembly spaces have a reasonable expectation of safe and healthy indoor
environments, the subject of planned efforts to ensure safety from officials ranging
from politicians to building inspectors. These efforts include inspecting building fitness,
management and safety governance.