[News Script: Fire] Part: 1 of 6
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Like archeologists at a newly discovered burial mound,
Dallas fire investigators spent the day going through
the ruins of a brick building in the downtown area#
which flamed out of control for over three hours last
night and early this morning. As the firemen looked in
vain for a possible cause, the temperature rose to 93
degrees. Last night, it was considerably hotter, as
aerial ladders were swung into position on Lamar, between
Elm and Pacific. The first alarm was turned in at 9:27,
and before the flames were put down, six firemen were
rushed to hospitals, and the building had sustained
150,000 dollars 1K damage. Only one of the injured
firemen is hospitalized tonight, 22 year old James
Blackburn of Mesquite, and he =s reported in good
condition. It was feared several firemen were trapped
inside the flaming building, when a false ceiling
collapsed. Batallion fire chief A.D. Marble ordered a
roll call, and all firemen were accounted for in less
than an hour.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Fire], item, July 24, 1961; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935884/m1/1/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.