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This Day in History


23 – 1975 A two-alarm fire at 112 E. Twelfth Street in Oak Cliff caused $75,100 in damages to a 3 story old brick dwelling owned and occupied by Virginia Lucas Nick and was caused by defective wiring.
1982 A two-alarm fire at #5811 Pilgrim, Box 986, claims the lives of four children and one adult.
1977An arson fire caused $200,000 in loss to a new brick dwelling at 10887 Crooked Stick Drive. The home was under construction at the time.
24 – 1956 A five-alarm fire occurred at 3:43 a.m. at 5225 Maple avenue in a grain elevator owned by Southland Cotton Oil Co. doing business as Southland Feed Mills. The cause was an explosion and caused $450,00 in losses. Later that day at 9:29 a.m. a 2 alarm fire was reported at 8531 Jourdan Way in a dwelling owned and occupied by W. F. Starnes. A rubber hose on a gas heater was to blame for the $42,000 fire.
25 – 1952 A four-alarm fire occurred at 2700 Live Oak in a building owned by 7-up Bottling Co. and occupied by C.E. Kloppe and was caused by a defective extension chord.

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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