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Old Fourth Ward Festival Puts History, Fire On Display

May 17, 2017
Courtesy of Fire in the Fourth

Only after escaping their burning home did Mattie Culbreath and her family realize her grandmother was missing.

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Culbreath’s mother frantically called for her mother to get out of the house. The neighborhood’s wooden homes stood close together, and with the house next door caving in flames, not much time remained.