Oshawa Public Libraries' Newspaper Index
LH2827 Fire on west side of Simcoe Street South
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Black-and-white photograph of damage to local Oshawa businesses. Two cars have also collided in front of Burns Shoes.
Notes
A fire broke out on the evening of Tuesday, 10 Jan 1961, on Simcoe Street, South of King.. More than 120 firefighters and 11 trucks from Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering, Brooklin, and Bowmanville were called in to fight the blaze, considered the worst fire in Oshawa's history (at the time). The fire appears to have started above the Fashion Village shop and spread quickly. It lasted 15 hours and the damages were estimated at $500,000.
Date Of Event
ca. 1960s
Dimensions
Width: 12 cm
Height: 9 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
LH2827
Language of Item
English
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Photo courtesy of the Oshawa Public Libraries
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please credit Oshawa Public Libraries, Local History Collection
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LH2827 Fire on west side of Simcoe Street South


Black-and-white photograph of damage to local Oshawa businesses. Two cars have also collided in front of Burns Shoes.