A “Bit” of Looking Back – Grass Fire Results in Slight Damage to Mexican Dance Hall (January, 1943)


Grass Fire Results in Slight Damage to Mexican Dance Hall

From The Malakoff News
January, 29, 1943

An accidental grass fire, starting Saturday night on the south side of the Malakoff Fuel Company’s miners camp, resulted in slight damage to the recreational building used by Mexican employees. The blaze, however, was extinguished by Mexican residents living nearby before any great damage was inflicted.

The fire, just starting in the southeast corner of the structure, was put out by an old-fashioned “bucket brigade” and a small garden hose.

View of Malakoff Fuel Company mining camp from water tower.

View of Malakoff Fuel Company mining camp from water tower.

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One thought on “A “Bit” of Looking Back – Grass Fire Results in Slight Damage to Mexican Dance Hall (January, 1943)

  1. This looks to be taken from the water tower. I climbed it once with Phil and Joe Graham. It was the only thing left of the camp at that time.

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