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14 – 1977 A one-alarm fire occurred at 3789 W. Northwest Highway in a one story semi-new brick restaurant owned by Frisch Restaurants doing business as Prime Nā€™ Wine. The cause of the fire was incendiary and the loss totaled $150,000.

15 – 1924 Assistant Chief A.S. Hughes dies in the line of duty when injured in a collision between fire apparatus en route to an alarm at Ross and Leonard Street.

16 – 1921 Captain Patrick Galligan is killed in the line of duty when Hose 1 and Truck 2 collide at Harwood and Bryan Streets.

17 – 1984 Station #10 at 4451 Frankford Road is opened in Far North Dallas.

18 – 1982 A five-alarm fire burns the Melody Park Apartments at #6416 Ridgecrest due to an incendiary cause resulting in $250,000 worth of damages.

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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 ā€“ 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.


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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