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21 – 1977 A four-alarm fire occurred at 1120 E. Clarendon in a one story metal shed owned and occupied by Clevepak Corporation. Cause of the fire was the careless use of a forklift and the loss was $250,000.

22 – 1931 W.L. Burns dies in the line of duty when he is pinned beneath a burning portion of collapsed roof at #232 North Marsalis Avenue.

23 – 1977 A two-alarm fire occurred at 5103-07 Skillman #120 in a 2 story semi new brick apartment owned by John M. Frankenheimer, et al and Sandstone Associates and occupied by Josephine Beach. The cause of the fire was careless smoking and the loss was $111,590.

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27 – 1950 A four- alarm fire occurred at 3211 ½ Knox Street in a building owned by Ben, Leon S, and Roy P. Aaron and occupied by the Catholic Cathedral Club. Other occupants in this building were: Knox Street Cleaners, 3211 Knox; The Homemakers Shop at 3209 Knox, and the Highland Park Millinery at 3207 Knox. Summerfield G. Roberts owned the 3207 Knox Street section of the building, which was also heavily damaged resulting in a total loss of $24,971.

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30 – 1983 Three-alarm fire at 707 North Madison, Box 642, and a 5 alarm fire at 2212 West Davis, Box 567, at the Sharon Apartments.

 

A Modern Museum

Our goal is to redefine the interior space of the Museum in order to create exhibits and preserve the antique equipment, artifacts and photos for generations to come. Below is the floor plan for the renovation of the first floor exhibit featuring all firefighting equipment and machinery. By changing the interior footprint, The Dallas Firefighters Museum simultaneously will lay the foundation for expanded outreach to thousands of schoolchildren.
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