Ceremony honors 175 killed in Collinwood school fire 110 years ago

CLEVELAND-- The Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society at Lake View Cemetery honored those who lost their lives in the Collinwood school fire 110 years ago.

The wreath laying ceremony included a history on the fire and information on the victims' final resting place.

The fire started in the basement of Lakeview School in Cleveland on March 4, 1908. It killed 172 students, two teachers and one rescuer within hours.

"It was a very sad day and, as you know, it changed forever the way school fire safety was addressed in public schools across the United States," said Judy Comeau-Hart, executive director of the Lake View Cemetery Foundation.

The 19 unidentified students were buried at Lake View Cemetery, marked with a monument.