Quebec, QC Royal Theatre Fire, Jun 1946

Royal Theatre at Quebec, Canada.

Date: June 12, 1846. Time of fire not stated.

Number of people in audience unknown.

Cause of fire: The upsetting of a lamp on the stage ignited a wing.

Number of persons killed: About 100.

Construction: Of combustible material.

Chief defects: Insufficient exits, narrow stairs; one wooden staircase broke from over-weight of the crowd, and thereby obstructed one of the exit doors.

Twelve Prominent Theatre Fire Calamities of this Century [1800s] from Theatre Fires and Panics: Their Causes and Prevention, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1896, pages 12-13