Monday, June 28, 2010

The Ephrata Fire Brigade!

From the "Grant County Journal," Ephrata, WA.

February 26, 1970

Day or night...or early morning, the Ephrata Volunteer fireman are quick to respond to an emergency. At 6:20 a.m. Tuesday they were called to put out a stubborn fire in a Great Northern boxcar (I know, the picture is a Fruit Groweres Express reefer). The burning car, which was empty, was pushed off on the railroad  siding in south Ephrata behind Equipco and Columbia Concrete, where the fireman did their duty. The fire appeared to have started from a hot journal box under the front end of the boxcar and then burned its way up through the bottom of the car.

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