Remembering the Elliott Chambers Fire
32 Year Anniversary !

he documentary, "Remembering The Elliott Chambers Fire, July 4, 1984"
will now be released in 2017. Please stay tuned for details.

Memorial dedicated to the 15 lost souls in the Elliott Chambers fire. Photo taken by James Maroney on July 4, 2011.

        Tom "Satch" Kerans has released a CD of music on the Elliott Chambers Fire.

Featured on the CD are Sweet Little Ralph, (Dry Your Eyes) It's The Fourth of July, Elliot Chambers 15 and more!
The songs are currently available

Tom "Satch" Kerans playing his original song, Elliot Chambers 15 at fire memorial dedication July 2010.

Below are photos from the July 1, 2010 dedication of the Elliott Chambers Fire Memorial

Memorial stone with 15 names of victims lost in fire.                                       Kathie Belanger placing white rose at memorial.

Memorial stone with Beverly Engine 1 during ceremony.                                 Jimmy Maggiacomo, BFD speaking at ceremony.

In the early morning of July 4, 1984, a fire swept through a three-story rooming house above Davis Drug Pharmacy located
at 434 Rantoul Street in Beverly, Massachusetts. The pre-dawn blaze took the lives of 15 people which is considered the
highest death toll for arson in Massachusetts.

13 of the 36 residents at the Elliott Chambers rooming house died of burns or smoke inhalation when the swift-moving fire erupted. A 14th victim was killed when he jumped from a third-floor room trying to escape. The 15th victim died
a few weeks later in a hospital.

The Elliott Chambers Fire Memorial was dedicated before a crowd of 100 people on July 1, 2010.
Donations are being accepted on this website to maintain the memorial in memory of those lost on July 4, 1984. Thank you.

Elliott Chambers Fire Memorial w/Bench Winter of 2011

Memorial Photos Courtesy:
James Maroney, Jamar Video
Michael Naimo Photography                                                       
Mark Teiwes, Salem News
Fire Photos:
Bob Battis