Tragedy At The Triangle makes a great firefighter gift. Friendship in the tenements and the Shirtwaist Factory Fire. By: Mary Kate Doman. The Tringle Fire is one of the most infamous fires in New York City that took place back in 1911. Although the characters portrayed in this book are fictional, the people are actually based upon fact. So many young people crowded into tenements with faith and circumstances bringing the most unlikely folks together. The Triangle Fire is a true story based on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire where that tragedy forever altered these hard working garment workers lives forever. This is a glimpse into the unforgettable harrowing episode in American history. Hardbound. Black and White Photographs. Pages 92. Book measures approximately 5 ¾ inches wide X 8 ¾ inches high.