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On February 28, 1993, agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tried to serve search and arrest warrants for allegedly illegal weapons at the Branch Davidian Christian compound near Waco, Texas. A gunbattle ensued followed by a seven-week standoff between church followers and FBI agents who had taken over the situation. Branch Davidian leader David Koresh refused to negotiate and when FBI forces moved in on April 19 with tear gas, a fire set the building ablaze. In total, 82 Branch Davidians, including 24 children, and four federal agents died. Above, the compound burns on April 19, 1993, after FBI agents moved in.