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