Fire Buffs promote the general welfare of the fire and rescue service and protect its heritage and history. Famous Fire Buffs through the years include New York Fire Surgeon Harry Archer, Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler, New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and - legend has it - President George Washington.

Ready to roll from Springfield Fire Headquarters on North Fountain Avenue

Saturday, June 08, 2013


Photos: Wittenberg Torch, WDTN-TV

On Feb. 10, 2013, a three-alarm fire destroyed the Carter Jewelers Co. building at Fountain Avenue and Main Street, Springfield, Ohio. 

The vacant structure collapsed during the blaze. There were no serious injuries.

Coincidentally, the intersection of Main and Fountain was the site of the Black Opera House fire on Feb. 19, 1903.

That blaze destroyed several adjacent structures, including a jewelry store owned by J.H. Mulholland, who was killed trying to salvage goods from his business.