Middle to Upper Grades
Disasters Up Close Series
Michael & Mary B. Woods – Fire is one of the earth’s most devastating forces – it can swallow forests, homes and entire towns. Some fires mentioned are the largest wildfire in California history in 2003, the 9/11 fires in the Twin Towers, the Hindenburg airship disaster in 1937, and the General Slocum steamboat fire in 1904 which was the worst disaster on a passenger ship in US history.