Los Angeles Fire Department
Former Fire Horse
When Fire Bell Rang
Forgetting that he was no longer
the honored horse of the Los Angeles fire department but merely a common
livery animal, a horse owned by Chris Christensen responded to the fire
alarm last evening by tearing loose form a hitching post and running down
The horse had been engaged by Dr. H. P. Shattuck.
While the doctor was visiting a patient on Seventh avenue the
fire bell rang calling the firemen to the February
meeting. The horse hearing the bell began to rear and
plunge and before he could be caught had freed himself and
started down town.
He dashed down Stone avenue across Congress
street and narrowly missed an automobile. The runaway was
caught in front of Kitt's store. No damage was done to either
the horse or the buggy. The horse was one time used
by the chief of the Los Angeles fire department.
THE CITIZEN, Tucson, Arizona,
February 15, 1906
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