On this day: Ålesund burns in 1904

The Ålesund Fire happened in the Norwegian city of Ålesund on the 23rd of January, 1904.

The city centre was almost entirely destroyed, as most of the buildings were made of wood.

The only person known to die was an elderly lady who went back to her house for her bag.

Picture from the National Library of Norway

Ålesund after the major fire in 1904

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