Fire visited the West Hotel, at 1337 California St. in Denver, in 1975 and 1982. On Dec. 30, 1975, a blaze damaged the fourth floor, top. On April 14, 1982, a fire injured about a dozen people, bottom.
Fire Buffs promote the general welfare of the fire and rescue service and protect its heritage and history. Famous Fire Buffs through the years include New York Fire Surgeon Harry Archer, Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler, New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and - legend has it - President George Washington.