[Firefighters Battle Casa Avila Furniture Store Fire]

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Photograph of firefighters trying to extinguish a long, light-colored brick building with large front windows that is on fire. Three firefighters are crouched on the left, spraying water into the far left window, three are standing inside the building, spraying water into center window of the building, while four more firefighters spray two hoses at the building. Three firefighters on the right are also spraying the fire and the others are standing around on the right. There is a sign on top of the building, but it's obscured by a black, cloudy stain in the top right corner of the ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm.

Creation Information

Flynn, Johnny November 14, 1962.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2015 and was provided by Dallas Firefighters Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Description

Photograph of firefighters trying to extinguish a long, light-colored brick building with large front windows that is on fire. Three firefighters are crouched on the left, spraying water into the far left window, three are standing inside the building, spraying water into center window of the building, while four more firefighters spray two hoses at the building. Three firefighters on the right are also spraying the fire and the others are standing around on the right. There is a sign on top of the building, but it's obscured by a black, cloudy stain in the top right corner of the photo.On the back of the photograph are two labels (one partially torn off), two stamps, and handwritten notes giving information about the photo

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1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm.

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A black, cloudy stain obscures some of the top right corner of the photo.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2015

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  • November 14, 1962

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Nov. 3, 2016, 5:57 p.m.

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  • Nov. 21, 2016, 11:11 a.m.

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Flynn, Johnny. [Firefighters Battle Casa Avila Furniture Store Fire], photograph, November 14, 1962; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth803760/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Firefighters Museum.