(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - For the first time in 70 years, firsthand accounts of the deadly Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire have been published. The Cocoanut Grove was a popular club in Downtown Boston that gained unfortunate fame when it burned to the ground in November of 1942. The fast-moving flames killed 492 people. The blaze was fueled by paper decorations inside. The accounts tell how the fire started when a 16-year-old bus boy who lit a match trying to replace a light bulb in the basement of the club. They also detail how frantic people tried to run out, only to get stuck at the exits.The transcripts are being published online by the Boston Public Library. Check them out here.
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