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Fire fighting took practice and the firemen were hard at work with their new hoses and their big new pumper truck in this vintage scene of the city's railroad area. The purpose of this water spraying is uncertain, but the lack of more manpower suggests it was a practice run; however, smoke from a train not far away indicates that a train fire may have occurred. The smoking car is perhaps being rolled up the track to within range of the fire hoses. The view is reproduced from a glass plate negative, probably made about 1915, from the collection of Norm La Coe.
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