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(KTVI) -  March 8 marks an infamous day in St. Louis history - the 100th anniversary of the city's deadliest fire.

Just before midnight on March 8, 1914, fire broke out at the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC). St. Louis firemen battled the blaze for 12 hours.

More than 30 people diedand the original clubhouse was destroyed. The number of casualties make it the deadliest fire in St. Louis history.

The MAC's Tom Dunn talks about what happened that day and what's planned for Sunday.   The MAC will be hosting a luncheon to salute the St. Louis Fire Department.   It's open to the public and you can call  the MAC at 314-539-4470 for reservations.

The cost is $37.50 per person and includes a delicious three-course lunch.  The luncheon will begin at 11:15 with registration and exhibits followed by lunch and a program at noon.