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Roosevelt School fire

Firemen were called to Roosevelt School at 2:42 am on Valentine’s Day, 1966. The fire destroyed much of the building, leaving only the 1953. The thousands of gallons of water used to fight the blaze covered the gutted building in a thick layer of…

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Photograph of fire on 500 Block West Broadway. Shows horse drawn fire carts and many spectators.

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Photograph of a Wagon Factory that burned. Ken Greulach took the pictures when he was a kid

City Electrician L. W. Roper, rear, and Fire Chief Waldo Merrill enter the burned out home of Mrs. Richard M. Allen at 3207 Sixth Ave. after the fire was extinguished. Four of Mrs. Allen's five children died in the blaze Wednesday night. Story on…

Discussing details . . . of the Eilene Allen fund are Mrs. John Tyson, treasurer; the Rev. Antonion Ramirez, president; Mrs. George White, secretary. --Nonpareil Photo.

Roses for mother. . . of the four Allen boys buried Sunday in these white caskets are plucked from the sprays at her request by the Rev. Raymond Lott at the cemetery near Oakland. --Nonpareil Photo.

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Eight photographs of Omaha's Cable Power house after a fire. January 1899.

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Photograph of a Tar Kettle fire on north Main street, Sept. 7, 1900.

Swinging Aerial ladder...into position--shortly after 5 a.m.--firemen prepare to pour water on the blazing roof of the Raven Feed Plant elevator. A few moments later Pipeman Early Hanson, atop the ladder, directed a stream of water onto the…

Inspecting 3207 Sixth Avenue where the bodies of the fours children of Mrs. Richard M. Allen were found is Fire Capt. Earl Foster. The young brothers suffocated. Other Nonpareil Photo on page 12.

Engineer F.L. Morris...returns to his train after emptying his fire extinguisher on burning trestle.

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Photograph of firefighter at Elder Court Apartments fire.

02-05-1976 Fire glows 100 %.tif
Photograph of fire at 900 S. 8th St.

A city fireman pours water into a building at Thirteenth Street and West Broadway under the Broadway Viaduct. Officials say the fire may have been set.

08-09-1962 Fire at a soilworks.tif
Firemen pour water on wreckage of the pump shed which was the scene of an explosion and fire which claimed one life.

Manning an aerial ladder are Council Bluffs firemen, monitoring the progress of the intense fire at the elevator. Firemen from the Bluffs were joined by unites of the Omaha Fire Department in controlling the blaze, which started about 8:30 p.m.
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