David E Jackson

On June 22, 1935, in Washington, a fire aided by a brisk south wind, burned buildings of Moss Planing Company, Warner’s Machine Shop, and Mutual Machine Company along with four dwellings. The fire was discovered in a lumber shed at 3:05 A.M.; it spread through the highly flammable lumber. › Continue reading

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Edward Peed

Peed Peedwas killed Feb. 8, 1902 after he responded to a fire on the downtown waterfront. He was a 20-year veteran of the all-black volunteer Salamander Fire Company. After the fire was brought under control, the western wall of the Hoyt Building collapsed on Peed , killing him instantly. He is thought to be the first black firefighter killed in North Carolina.

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