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Hartford Circus Disaster - Burning Roof

This video clip - shot by an amateur film maker - shows the roof of the Ringling Bros. big top as it burns on July 6, 1944.  The roof had been treated with paraffin and gasoline, thereby coating it with a powerful accelerant. 


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Video clip of the 1944 Hartford Circus fire, online courtesy CircusFire1944 Channel at YouTube.

 

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