Happy Land fire

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The Happy Land fire was an act of criminal mass murder and arson. It took place in the Happy Land club in The Bronx, New York City on March 25, 1990.

The fire was the deadliest in the United States since a fire at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in 1986. It was also the worst New York fire since 1911.[1]

Almost 16 months earlier, in November 1988, the Happy Land social club had been ordered to close due to building code violations.[2]

The building housing the Happy Land social club was torn down within 24 hours of the fire.

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  1. "Worst New York Fire Since 1911". New York Times. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  2. "Fire in the Bronx". New York Times. Retrieved May 11, 2021.