Remember all the elevators along the tracks. A few went up in flames. Here’s a look at one of the Pool elevators going up. If you were there, let us know. We’d love to hear about what you saw that evening.

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  1. Karen

    I remember people asking others to go up and hose down their roof along 4th and 3rd Streets N.W.It was very hot around the old Northside rink where I was so I moved back to the old North Ward school grounds, (now the school division offices) as there were big chunks of burning debris floating down in the wind.One chunk landed on a small dog.I’ll never forget how fast the dog took off yelping. I also remember the old Metroplolitan store burning as well and as the firefighters were putting it out there were people running out of the building with items.The funniest being a large curtain rod with curtains on it!

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  2. Darrell

    If this is the one that burned up in 1975 or 1976, I was working for Safeway (the store that is now the Library) and was outside cleaning up the shopping carts. Wow! Look at the flames over the tree tops.

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  3. Brian

    Grew up there and these pics bring back vivid memories. Yes, the great concern was for our beloved Northside rink. Thank you so much for releasing all these pics.

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