Friday, March 9, 2018
A Fire At the Station at Fourth and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb in 1917
From the September 20, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
1917, 100 Years Ago
"Fire of an undetermined origin caused some alarm last night at the DeKalb Independent filling station at Fourth and Lincoln Highway. A transient car pulled in for service and the driver was using a can to fill up his gas tank when the car suddenly burst into flames.
"The attendant at the station, while attending another car on the other side of the drive saw the flames and with the aid of a Pyrene extinguisher squelched the flames almost immediately."
A Scary Time At the Ol' Station. --RoadDog