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Bradford City Fire Disaster 1985

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1985 The Bradford City stadium fire was the worst fire disaster in the history of football. It occurred during a league match in front of record numbers of spectators, on Saturday, 11 May , killing 56 and injuring at least 265.

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It's terrifying how quickly this goes from some smoke to a conflagration. Peace to the victims. ▶ fire in soccer stadium - Great Britain. - YouTube

The Bradford City stadium fire, 11 May 1985, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The fire, begun from a stray cigarette or match, engulfed one entire side of the stadium within minutes, and was broadcast on ITV and BBC live as it occurred. 56 died, and at least 265 were injured.

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from The Independent

Valley Parade disaster: Survivor of Bradford City fire Martin Fletcher

Crowds on the pitch at Valley Parade stadium after the stand caught fire on 11 May 1985. The disaster killed 56 supporters