When the Gong Rings
A Fire History of Charleston, Illinois

145.  FIRE LOG 1967

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New Ladder Truck;  Wilb Walker Grocery & Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Burns


Bud Hildebrand, who led the climb, stated that his biggest concern came when the huge ladder started to twist back and forth as it was turned a full 360 degrees.  Craig remarked that even though there was a good view his biggest concern was how it would be handle a hose and fight a fire from such precarious position.  


position.An unidentified fireman volunteer, directing water into Walker's.   The building was lost.



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