[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.1276]

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Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Fire, fueled by an accumulation of old paint and fanned by north winds gusting to 40 miles an hour, destroyed the A&A Guaranteed Auto Painting Co. shop this morning at 407 NW 8. Capt. Eldon Tinsley, acting district fire chief, estimated danage at $75,000. About 15 automobiles in the shop for paint and body repairs were damaged. The blaze, shooting through roof skylights when firemen arrived shortly after 2:20 a.m., was confined to the shop building. About 20 residents of upstairs apartments in a building to the east … continued below

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Tapscott, George April 1, 1971.

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Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Fire, fueled by an accumulation of old paint and fanned by north winds gusting to 40 miles an hour, destroyed the A&A Guaranteed Auto Painting Co. shop this morning at 407 NW 8. Capt. Eldon Tinsley, acting district fire chief, estimated danage at $75,000. About 15 automobiles in the shop for paint and body repairs were damaged. The blaze, shooting through roof skylights when firemen arrived shortly after 2:20 a.m., was confined to the shop building. About 20 residents of upstairs apartments in a building to the east were evacuated, but firemen kept the blaze from spreading. The roof and a portion of one wall collapsed but none of the firemen from 12 units answering the two alarms were injured. "We had one company in danger for a while, but we got them out," Tinsley said. Heavy steel roof (Photo tage: Fire sent roof tumbling onto automobiles in city paint shop.)"

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PublishDate: T-4-1-71

Credit: Oklahoma City Times

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  • Oklahoma City Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 1, 1971

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

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  • April 1, 1971

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  • June 15, 2020, 7:12 a.m.

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Tapscott, George. [Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.1276], photograph, April 1, 1971; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1692580/: accessed September 27, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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