Fort Worth, TX Liquor Warehouse Fire, Mar 1936

Thirsty Flames Drink Up 57,000 Pints of Whisky

From the Fort Worth Bureau of The News.

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 21. – Flames that were too violent to be controlled by eleven fire companies, drank up 57,000 pints of whisky and consumed part of a liquor warehouse on West Fifteenth street early Saturday.

A firewall through the center of the building protected additional stores. Automatic sprinklers failed to function, Fire Marshall Claude Ligon reported.

Although bystanders risked their lives and singed their eyebrows trying to rescue some of the liquor as a matter of principle, only two pints escaped the blaze.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 22 Mar 1936