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Revisiting the 1983 propane blast in Buffalo that killed 7, including 5 firefighters

  Explosion 7

The Dec. 27, 1983, propane explosion at a Buffalo warehouse killed five firefighters and two others. 

The explosion occurred as the result of a mishandled 500-gallon propane tank that had been improperly stored in a four-story warehouse at Grosvenor and North Division streets.

The warehouse was leveled and an entire city block destroyed. The tragedy killed five firefighters and two residents, and severely injured seven other firefighters.

This year, as we remember those who died on the 30th anniversary of the explosion, a look back with a photo gallery and stories from The News' archives.

Also be sure to get Sunday's Buffalo News for Gene Warner's look back and more.

Photo gallery:

From the archives:

The Buffalo News from Dec. 28-29, 1983:

The Buffalo News: Dec. 28, 1983 (1)

The Buffalo News: Dec. 28, 1983 (2)

The Buffalo News: Dec. 28, 1983 (3)

The Buffalo News: Dec. 28, 1983 (4)

The Buffalo News: Dec. 28, 1983 (5)

The Buffalo News: Dec. 29, 1983

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