Reno Explosion

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

Date of photo: February 5, 1957

Photographer: Unknown

Source : UNR Special Collections

Available Sizes: 850x665

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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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