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This Day in History

August

 

1 – 1963 Station #22 opens at #12200 Coit Road.

1975 Four-alarm fire at the Lakewood Shopping Center.

2 – 1956 A four-alarm fire occurred at 3220 Parry Avenue and 3220 Ahs Lane.  The building was owned by Willie Mae Tarver and occupied by Klimist Store Fixture Mfg. & W.R. Burford Construction Office.  The cause of the fire was friction sparks in a sawdust hopper and the loss was $52,759.

3 – 1953  Lieutenant E.V. Burress is killed in an accident while responding to an alarm from Station #15 when he is pinned under Engine 15 at Colorado Bolevard and Ballard Street when it overturned while en route to a trash fire.

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6 – 1949 A One-alarm fire occurred at4309 Bryan in a building owned by Robert Tufaner and occupied by the D. & B. Café.  Other occupants of this building suffering damage were: C.T. Beene Barber Shop at 4311 Bryan and Raymond A. Peterson Floor Covering Company at 4307 Bryan with a total loss of $13,016.

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8 – 1949 A one-alarm fire occurred at a home located at 9799 Lemon Avenue and owned and occupied by Frank Goldblatt.  The loss was $10,654.

9 – 1956 A one-alarm fire occurred at  1920-22-22 ½ Elm Street in a building by Henry Exall, Jr. estate and occupied by Peek Clothiers, Askins Clothiers and the Majestic Hotel.  The cause of the fire was careless smoking and the loss was $37,626.

10 -1989 A four-alarm fire occurred at 8112 Denton Drive in a shopping center that was caused by incendiary means and resulted in a $392,814 loss.

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12 – 1956 A three-alarm fire occurred at 2912 McKinney Avenue in a building owned by Mary Suzanne Cordsen Pace and occupied by Folk Fabrics.  The cause was an Electric Service Conduit failure and cause $60,500 in damages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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