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Texaco Co. District Office Fire (1963)

Dallas Firefighters Museum

Silent | 1963

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  •  A fire breaks out at a the Texaco Company District Office on Singleton Blvd. 
  •  Several gas trucks were destroyed by the fire 
  •  Firefighters use foam fire retardant to coat the blazing trucks 
  •  Sign for the office 
  •  Black smoke rises from the location 
  •  Gas truck for Love Field 
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This 1963 footage captures the Dallas Fire Department as they work to extinguish a five-alarm fire at a Texaco storage plant located at 3900 Singleton Blvd in west Dallas. On August 26, several fuel tank trucks exploded at the dock where they were being filled, resulting in a huge fire. The trucks were destroyed, but no casualties were reported.
The Dallas Firefighters Museum’s film collection captures a variety of activities performed by the Dallas Firefighters.  While a few films focus on fire fighting and training, most feature community events such as the fair, toy repair, pump races, and even a Miss Flame pageant.
The Dallas Firefighter's Museum is housed in one of the city's oldest fire stations; the building served as a working fire station from the time it was built in 1907 until 1975, when the museum took over. The museum aims to preserve the rich history of the Dallas Fire Department through exhibits and educational experiences. The museum’s primary goal is to teach fire safety to children and widen its outreach to the Dallas community. Visit their website at http://www.dallasfiremuseum.com.