Odessa, TX Drugstore Fire, Jul 1963

Damage Heavy In Odessa Fire

ODESSA, Texas (UPI)--Firemen battled for two and one-half hours Friday night before putting out a fire in a huge Odessa drugstore that caused at least $500,000 damage.

All available fire units fought the blaze, which gutted the store and left only a shell of the building standing.

The drugstore was in a shopping center just northeast of the downtown area. A furniture store adjoining the drugstore received heavy smoke damage.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 21 Jul 1963