The Garage Fire

Photos shared by 1964 winterover radioman Larry Cox. Forgive the size...it's my fault. These were old scans he sent me, he had them out as we discussed them in a phone call in February 2016...but before he could scan them larger, his dog ate them. ;)
aftermath of the garage fire
The remains of the D8 are at upper right...the D4 wreckage is underneath the fallen framework of the garage door.
a black D-8
Focusing in on the D8. In the background, some of the supplies and the Weasel in the distance.
The useless Nodwell
A slightly different angle shows the Nodwell, a firefighting truck loaded with 5,000 pounds of baking soda. It had been parked right next to the garage...after the fire alarm the crew started it up, moved it into position, and turned the handle...which broke off.
The D8 remains
A side view of the remains of the D8. The fire alarm had sounded during breakfast. Some folks grabbed 45 pound extinguishers and carried them out to the garage (with much difficulty), but these were totally ineffective.
The D8 remains
A side view of the remains of the D8. The fire alarm had sounded during breakfast. Some folks grabbed 45 pound extinguishers and carried them out to the garage (with much difficulty), but these were totally ineffective.
The useless Nodwell
A slightly different angle shows the Nodwell, a firefighting truck loaded with 5,000 pounds of baking soda. It had been parked right next to the garage...after the fire alarm the crew started it up, moved it into position, and turned the handle...which broke off.

I'm still trying to determine which D8 was destroyed in the fire...from my recent conversations with Scott Kane (1964 cosray) I'm thinking that the destroyed D8 was the bow tanker that showed up on the 1960-61 Byrd-Pole traverse--it was worked on during the winter to install the blade and ancillary equipment that had just showed up on resupply.