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    • Boise City Hall Fire

    • City halls; Smoke; Fire extinction--Equipment and supplies;
    • Smoke billows from the first floor of the Boise City Hall building while a crowd of people point and look on from the sidewalk.
    • Montgomery Ward Fire

    • Department stores; Fires;
    • Exterior of the Montgomery Ward building, taken the day after the fire. Smoke and fire damage is visible and the sidewalk has been blocked directly in front of the building.
    • Montgomery Ward Fire

    • Department stores; Fires; Rubble;
    • Oriented from the front to the rear of the store, this picture was taken of the interior of the Montgomery Ward store the day after the fire. The interior has been destroyed, with only the steel girders remaining standing.
    • Idaho Power Window Display

    • Displays in education; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire extinguishers; Fire extinction--Equipment and supplies;
    • A window display created by the Idaho Power Company in its sales room on Idaho Street as part of Fire Prevention Week. The window display includes five fire prevention posters, along with six different versions of fire extinguishers, a model fire...
    • Ballou-Latimer Fire

    • Drugstores; Fire extinction; Smoke; Fire fighters; Fire engines; Fire hose; Hotels;
    • City street scene with smoke billowing out of the Ballou-Latimer storefront. On the right side of the photo is a crowd of people standing on the sidewalk in front of the Pacific Hotel. Fire hoses run down the center of the street.
    • Ballou-Latimer Fire

    • Drugstores; Smoke; Fire extinction; Fire engines;
    • Smoke billows from the drugstore, where a fire truck is parked out front. A crowd of people watch the fire from across the street. A man and a woman walk away from the scene in the foreground.
    • Forbidden Palace Restaurant Explosion

    • Explosions; Restaurants; Fire fighters;
    • View from the rear of the building after a propane gas line leading to a stove caught fire. Firefighters and volunteers search through the wreckage. Six people were killed and fifty injured in the explosion.
    • Miss Flame Contestants

    • Fire departments--Equipment and supplies--Aerial ladders; Beauty contests;
    • Contestants of the 1958 Miss Flame Competition, pictured in front of the Boise Fire Department aerial truck during Fire Prevention Week. Second from the left on the first row is 1957 Miss Flame winner Ginger Brady, and fifth from the left is 1958...
    • Peasley Warehouse Fire

    • Fire departments--Equipment and supplies--Aerial ladders; Fire extinction; Fire fighters; Fire engines; Smoke; Warehouses;
    • A fire sends smoke into the air at the Peasley Transfer and Storage Company warehouse at the corner of 13th and Front Streets in Boise. A crowd watches the fire in the foreground on the other side of Front Street while fire fighters shoot water...
    • Fire Prevention Week Demonstration

    • Fire departments--Equipment and supplies--Aerial ladders; Fire prevention--Fire drills; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire engines; Fire fighters;
    • A Fire prevention Week Demonstration takes place in front of City Hall, on Bannock Street opposite Capitol Park, with the Hotel Boise in the background. A fire fighter stands on top of an aerial ladder and demonstrates the hose spraying water. A...
    • Two Way Radio

    • Fire departments--Equipment and supplies; Fire stations; Fire fighters; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Captain Elias Overgard (left) and his driver are seated in a fire engine parked in front of Central Fire Station. Two-way radios were installed in all Boise Fire Department apparatuses in 1950.
    • Boise City Fire Department Ribbon

    • Fire departments; Ribbons; Balls (Parties);
    • Ribbon from the third annual ball of the Boise City Fire Department. Four sequins are sewn to the ribbon. Four colored ribbons hang from the pendent and read Boise Engine, No. 1 (red), Relief Engine, No. 1 (cream), Ada Hook and Ladder (light blue),...
    • Chemical Fire Engine

    • Fire engines--Chemical fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles;
    • A chemical fire engine is chained to a post in front of Boulevard Market as part of the Fire Prevention Week activities. Writing on the sign identifies the engine as a Chemical Fire Engine made by American LaFrance Fire Engine Co. in 1899. A fire...
    • Three Generations of Fire Trucks

    • Fire engines; Fire engines--Chemical fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles;
    • Three generations of fire fighting vehicles are parked together as a part of Fire Prevention Week. From left to right: Chemical Fire Engine made by American LaFrance Fire Engine Co. in 1899, a 1920s American LaFrance Hose Wagon, and a 1950 American...
    • Fire Pumper at Bronco Stadium

    • Fire engines; Fire prevention; Boise State University;
    • A Boise Fire Department fire pumper sits on the track at Bronco Stadium during half time of the Boise Junior College and Oakland Junior College football game as a part of Fire Prevention Week activities.
    • Boise Fire Department Stations

    • Fire engines; Fire stations; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses;
    • Color postcard featuring images of the exteriors of the three fire stations in Boise. Upper left: Boise Chemical Station No. 2; upper right: Boise Chemical Station No. 3; and center: Boise Central Station.
    • Sprouse-Rietz Variety Store Fire

    • Fire extinction; Fire fighters; Smoke; Fires; Fire hose; Stores, Retail; Variety stores;
    • A fireman stands on top of a ladder with the fire hose shooting water onto the fire in the store. Smoke billows from above the store and billboard sign for Lucky Lager. Other firemen and people stand around the exterior of the building watching.
    • Sprouse-Rietz Variety Store Fire

    • Fire extinction; Fire fighters; Smoke; Fires; Fire hose; Stores, Retail; Variety stores; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Smoke pours out of the front door and windows of the Sprouse-Reitz Variety Store. Two ladders are propped up against the store front. Two fire fighters spray water from a hose directly into the store, while two fire fighters walk on the sidewalk...
    • Sonna Building Fire

    • Fire extinction; Fire hose; Fire fighters; Smoke; Fires; Department stores;
    • Thick smoke billows from the roof of the Sonna Building in downtown Boise. Fire fighters send three streams of water from hoses on the street in through the windows above the J.C. Penney Building. Hoses line the 900 block of Main Street.
    • H.B. Eastman Mansion Fire

    • Fire extinction; Fires; Fire hose; Mansions;
    • "A tragic house fire marred beautiful Warm Springs Avenue on the night of February 17, 1956. The H.B. Eastman mansion, dating from 1892, was beyond saving when the firemen arrived, its three stories with castle-like towers flaming spectacularly....

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