Memorial to 3 Utah firefighters killed in 1940 fire

2013-05-20T09:51:00Z 2013-05-20T10:03:39Z Memorial to 3 Utah firefighters killed in 1940 fireThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 20, 2013 9:51 am  • 

SALT LAKE CITY — Seventy years to the day after three firefighters were killed and 10 injured responding to a fire at a theater in Salt Lake City, dozens of firefighters turned out to honor their fallen comrades.

Crews stood at attention as a bell sounded at 8:24 a.m. on Sunday outside the building that once housed the Victory Theater. That's the time the fire alarm sounded back in 1940.

KSL-TV reports (http://tinyurl.com/mqpp4us) those on hand Sunday included firefighter Kyle Lander, the great nephew of one of the fire victims, Theron Johnson. He also is the grandson of Grant Walker, one of those injured responding to the fire.

A 1931 Mack fire truck used to fight that fire was parked outside the building and will remain there through the week as a special memorial.

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Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/

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