One Of The Worst Disasters In Pennsylvania History Happened Right Here In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has experienced its fair share of disasters: from the Donora Smog in 1946 to the Crash of US Airways Flight 427 in 1994. And, despite the tragedies, the city and its people always come through stronger than ever. One disaster, perhaps one of the worst in Pennsylvania history, destroyed a significant portion of the the city. Here’s the story of the Great Fire of 1845 in Pittsburgh.

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Have you heard the story of the Great Fire of 1845 in Pittsburgh? What other disasters that occurred in Pittsburgh rank as some of the worst in Pennsylvania’s history?