Fire Photos


Box 5-5-1243 Bureau of Unemployment Elm and Central Pkwy

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› Box 5-5-1243 Bureau of Unemployment Elm and Central Pkwy

Date 1958-01-02


Looking up Elm Street from Court. The Salvage Corps pulled out of quarters and parked at the corner for this response which was about 50 yards from their station.
Photograph - Chip Lytle Collection



5th alarm at Box 1243 (Court & Elm).
Photograph - Chip Lytle Collection



Here is another view of box 1243, this time looking north up Elm Street at Court Street. The B.U.C. was at 1007-17 Elm Street.
Photograph - Unknown



Box 1243 was struck at 12:32pm on January 2, 1958 for a fire at the Bureau of Unemployment building located on the southwest corner of Elm Street & Central Parkway. There would soon be more help on the way!
Photograph - Chip Lytle Collection



Box 1243 had a 2nd alarm struck at 12:39pm; 3rd alarm at 12:44 pm; 5th alarm at 12:48 pm (4th alarm was skipped). Cold temperatures hampered firefighting efforts. Truck 13 is set up in front of the building in this photo.
Photograph - Chip Lytle Collection



4 additional engine companies were requested above the 5th alarm at 8:46pm on Box 1243.
Photograph - Chip Lytle Collection