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21 – 1977A fire occurred at 3275 S. Polk in a 2 story semi-new brick apartment owned by Norman Johnson Properties doing business as Williamsburg Apartments. The cause was a plumbers torch and the loss was $112,564.

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23 – 1987A four-alarm fire occurred at 4936 Briarwood Place in a single family residence that was caused by an electrical short. There was an exposure loss at 4940 Briarwood Place alos with a total loss of $907,000.

24 – 1952 Captain A. E. Russell dies in the line of duty when he is injured in a collision between Engine 24 and a pick up truck at Elam Road and Buckner Boulevard while en route to an alarm.

25 – 1933 E. M. Hilton dies in the line of duty when a chimney fell at a fire at #533 East Eight Street.

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27 – 1954 A two-alarm fire occurred at 2123-25 Main Street in a business building owned by the Estate of Roger B. Tyler. Occupants suffering a loss were: A.C. Andrews & Company and Wilhide Office Equipment Company. The cause of the fire was the careless use of a salamander and the loss was $20,043.

28 – 1954 A three-alarm fire occurred at 5526 West Lovers Lane in a business building owned by W.W. Caruth, Jr. Occupants suffering a loss were the El Chico Café, Community Sewing Shop, Dr. Robert E. Lamb, Mrs. Fay Cummins and W.P. McFadden. Cause of the fire was an electric circuit failure and the loss was $51,979.

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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