W.E. Blevins

W. E. Blevins
Little Rock Fire Department - October 8, 1940

Shortly before midnight, on October 8, 1940, a spectacular fire struck a one story brick structure on the southwest corner of 16th and Wolfe street, bringing Engine 5, 6, and Truck 2 to the scene.  In the building were several businesses including a drug store, grocery store, beauty shop, and a barber shop.  As the firemen were stretching a 2 1/2 inch hose line in front of the building a backdraft blew out a shower of debris, catching everyone by surprise.  Captain Blevins was killed instantly.

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