Bradford City stadium fire

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Bradford City stadium fire
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First mentioned: Running in Circles
Date of event: May 11, 1985
Location: Bradford, England

The Bradford City stadium fire occurred on Saturday, May 11, 1985, when a flash fire consumed one side of the Valley Parade football stadium in Bradford, England.

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Graphic Novel:Running in Circles

Edgar and his father attend a football match at Valley Parade in Bradford, England. While cheering on the game, a fire breaks out. Edgar's father tells Edgar to run as fast as he can, which he does. Edgar leaves his family behind to die in the fire.

Notes

  • This disaster actually happened in real life. On May 11, 1985, two football teams, namely Bradford City A.F.C. and Lincoln City F.C., were having a match in the Bradford City stadium. At 3:40 pm, five minutes before half-time, the first sign of a fire, a glowing light, was noticed three rows from the back of block G. It is believed the fire started when a spectator dropped either a match, cigarette, or tobacco, which fell through holes in the stand to rubbish which had accumulated below.
  • During the fire, the absence of an extinguisher added to the ongoing chaos. A total of 56 spectators died, and more than 256 people were injured in the incident.

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