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Reno Explosion

Date of photo: February 5, 1957
Photographer: Unknown

Source: Facebook: Steven Paul Nord

Tags: downtownreno, fire, reno, renoexplosion, sierrastreet,

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On February 5, 1957, a gas leak in downtown Reno ignited at the corner of First and Sierra Streets. Several stores, including Spina's shoe store and Paterson's Men's Store, were destroyed in the blast and two people died. The fires burned for hours, destroying several other buildings.


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Date Uploaded: November 30, 2020

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/fb10164571673370161

Contributor: Steven Paul Nord on Facebook

Source: Facebook: Steven Paul Nord

Source URL: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10164571673370161&set=pcb.3584897028242404

Source Caption: Fire suppression following the gas explosion at Patersons on Sierra Street, Reno, 1957.

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