Atlanta, GA Seaboard Depot Fire, Feb 1953

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Atlanta (AP) -- Atlanta's worst fire in several years last night killed an assistant fire chief and injured 10 other firemen.
The blaze, which roared out of control for more than two hours, destroyed a $250,000 warehouse owned by the Seaboard Airline Railroad.

Leased by Acme Fast Freight, Inc., and the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad, the warehouse was used as a terminal for separating and rerouting general merchandise. It was located beside tracks leading into the Union Station in the heart of the city.

Dead is 56-year-old Assistant Fire Chief MORRIS H. DEAN, a veteran of the fire department since 1918. He was killed when the roof and a section of the warehouse wall fell on him.

LUTHER W. GUTHRIE, 34, was critically injured. The other firemen were taken to a hospital with injuries ranging from severe lacerations to broken arms and legs.

The Anniston Star Alabama 1953-02-11