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Ready to roll from Springfield Fire Headquarters on North Fountain Avenue

Saturday, August 20, 2016

1940s

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Springfield, Ohio

  • Carmedy Lab fire (625 W. Main) - Jan. 8, 1940
  • Stratton Grain Co. Fire (211 Mt. Vernom) - March 25, 1940
  • Norman Friedman Warehouse fire (Penn & Section) - May 6, 1940
  • Oliver Farm Equipment Co fire (270 Monroe) - Dec. 9, 1940
  • Union National Mill fire (Warder & Power) - Jan. 12, 1942
  • Allen Tool & Mfg fire (R-723 S. Lowery) - July 17, 1942
  • Crowell Collier plant explosion and fire (202 W. High) - Jan. 16, 1943. Worker killed. [Associated Press] 
  • Garmen Dress Shop fire (25 S. Limestone) - May 24, 1943
  • Rhodes Paper Box Co fire (66 St. Johns Pl) - May 4, 1944
  • Cappel House Furnishings fire (126 E. High) - May 23, 1945
  • The Park Bar fire (142 W. Main St) - Feb. 4, 1946
  • Diehl Hardware Co.fire (66-68 W. Main) - Oct. 14, 1946
  • McCall Coach Co fire (107 Bechtle) - May 19, 1947
  • Spfld. Coffin & Casket Co fire (310 S. Spring) - Sept. 28, 1947
  • Ridgely Trimmer Co fire (1300 Kenton) - Nov. 11, 1947
  • Fire Captain Hugh Garrity died in line of duty - Jan. 7, 1948. Garrity, 69, overcome by smoke. (903 Mound St.) [Springfield Daily News]
  • Paul Straley Home fire (1617 E. High) - Jan. 25, 1948
  • Conrad Motors fire (130 E. Columbia St) - Feb. 5, 1948
  • Citizen Dairy fire (Penn & Section) - Aug. 2, 1948
  • International Steel Wool fire (1018 Kenton) - Sept. 18, 1948
  • Firefighter Albert Kime died in line of duty - May 22, 1949. Killed when train collided with Truck 1 (Fountain Avenue). [Springfield Daily News]