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    • El Rey Theater Fire

    • 1941
    • Looking west, from the top of the Ramona Hotel, this February 21, 1941, photograph shows the frenetic aftermath of a fire at the El Rey Hotel at 519 J Street. The fire started in one of the theater’s balconies and was likely the result of arson. ...
    • 660
    • Carmichael Fire Protection District Station No.1

    • 1948
    • This August 12, 1948, photograph shows the firefighters of Carmichael Fire Protection District No. 1 and Fire Chief Dan Donovan, Assistant Fire Chief Fontain Johnson and Commissioner Bob Wall standing next to fire engine No. 7, a 1946-7...
    • 1633
    • Fire on the Sacramento River between I and M Street Bridges

    • 1932
    • One of several riverboats lists afire in this August 28, 1932, photograph. The fire started at 12:45 a.m. on the west bank of the Sacramento River. During the incident, riverside flora caught fire priming flames to make their way toward the I...
    • 903b
    • Carmichael Fire District

    • 1948
    • A 1948 photograph Fire Chief Dan Donovan, Assistant Fire Chief Fontain Johnson and Commissioner Bob Wall, standing next to fire engine No. 7, a 1946-7 International/Van Pelt pumper fire engine.
    • 2010
    • In Time of Emergency

    • 1968
    • This March 1968 government document from the U.S. Department of Defense provides readiness information in the event of nuclear attack or natural disaster. In 1968, the greater Sacramento area had no less than 42 attack sirens. They were tested on...
    • EC-GOV-b07f02i01
    • 6th Street Engine House, City Fire Dept., Sacramento, Cal.

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    • "The newest and perhaps the handsomest building occupied by the (Fire) department is Hook and Ladder House No. 1, situated on the corner of the alley on Sixth Street, between K and L" is how the Sacramento Bee for April 19, 1890, described the...
    • BBSAC137
    • Fire on the Sacramento River between I and M Street Bridges

    • 1932
    • Shown on August 28, 1932, is a fire that claimed River Lines company’s freighters Sacramento, Valetta, San Joaquin No. 2, San Joaquin No. 4, San Jose, Flora, Jacinto and Colusa, and barges Maryland and Alabama. An additional victim in the fire was...
    • 903c
    • McDonald Paint & Hardware Fire

    • 1965
    • A stream of water is directed at a fire at McDonald Paint & Hardware Co. (188 El Camino Ave.) by a firefighter perched atop a fire ladder. Nearby businesses also threatened by the fire are the El Camino Bowl (1194 El Camino Ave.) whose sign...
    • 2089
    • Sacramento Fire Department, Engine Company No. 8

    • 1932
    • This December 1932 photograph shows the recently-built fire house of the Sacramento Fire Department's Engine Company Number 8. Upon completion, The Spanish-style house won several awards for its structural and landscape architecture. The station,...
    • 614
    • Chief Engineer, City Fire Dep., Sacramento, CA

    • 1910
    • This circa 1910 postcard shows the Eureka Engine Company Number Four Fire House and the office of the Fire Department's Chief Engineer, located at 1017 Fifth Street. The building was constructed in 1855 and survived until redevelopment in the...
    • BBSAC136
    • Building on Eighth and K Streets after Fire

    • 2003
    • This digital image of a burned out Leroy’s Jewelers was taken on the evening of December 29, 2003. The building caught fire in May 2000, exacting over 150,000 dollars in damage and drawing a three alarm response of over 45 firefighters. Up to the...
    • 2294a

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