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Date of photo: February 5, 1957
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. This view down First Street shows the firefighters, and the smoke from the fire obscuring the Hotel Mapes, one block away.
Date Uploaded: November 30, 2020
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