Fire Photos


5 Alarm 4500 Reading Road

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 5 Alarm 4500 Reading Road

Date 1967-07-04


Civil unrest and rioting occurred in Cincinnati during the summer of 1967. Late on the night of July 4th a box was transmitted for a building fire at 4500 Reading Road just south of Tennessee Avenue.
Photograph - J. Stine Collection



Five alarm were transmitted for this fire which quickly took possesion of, and destroyed, the Cincinnati Sash & Door Company.
Photograph - J. Stine Collection



Multiple 2 1/2" lines are supplying water to the ladder pipe. Can anyone identify the truck company in the photo? whichever company this was they had lettered the inside compartment doors with the location of hand tools and equipment.
Photograph - J. Stine Collection



The fire is pretty well advanced. Loss was estimated at $1 million.
Photograph - J. Stine Collection



It looks like the ladder company is fighting this fire alone! July 4, 1967 was a busy day as there were at least 4 other working fires that day. Two of the other fires also invloved businesses that were located on Reading Road.
Photograph - J. Stine Collection



Two firefighters on a big line. It's going to be a long night.
Photograph - J. Stine Collection



The cinder block wall is really starting to crack apart!
Photograph - J. Stine Collection