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Aftermath of a house fire

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto97289
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of the aftermath of a fire at an unidentified residential home; a shed and a car are burned up in the foreground.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-2686
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the aftermath of a fire at an unidentified residential home; a shed and a car are burned up in the foreground.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Collected by editorial for use in a September 2000 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Images
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Aftermath of Kapoor Sawmill fire

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto1495
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 1947
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the aftermath of the fire at Kapoor Sawmill that took place January 14, 1947. A building frame remains standing on the left along with a large metal-roofed building on the right. In the foreground, a fire hose is visible.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Date
January 1947
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7.5 cm
Accession Code
BV999.55.44
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the aftermath of the fire at Kapoor Sawmill that took place January 14, 1947. A building frame remains standing on the left along with a large metal-roofed building on the right. In the foreground, a fire hose is visible.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
09-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Bonfire at night

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto37117
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1898]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 8 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a bonfire at night. There are a number of people, barely visible, sitting on the other side of the fire.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1898]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Patterson family subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
322-002
Accession Number
BHS1995-16
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 8 x 14 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a bonfire at night. There are a number of people, barely visible, sitting on the other side of the fire.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Burnaby mill fire

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto45458
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Burnaby planner and chipper mill that caught on fire. Two firemen are visible in the foreground, silhouetted against the flames.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
480-353
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Burnaby planner and chipper mill that caught on fire. Two firemen are visible in the foreground, silhouetted against the flames.
Photographer
Hodge, Craig
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "BURNABY MILL BURNS ... Burnaby firefighters are silhouetted by flames ripping through a planer and chipper mill early this morning at 5744 Byrne Road. The fire was contained in the main building of the $500,000 mill. Damage has been estimated at $200,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5744 Byrne Road
Burnaby - Byrne Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Images
Less detail

Car fire fraud

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto98192
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1999]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Burnaby Fire Department investigator leaning inside of a burned-out vehicle.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1999]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-3270
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Burnaby Fire Department investigator leaning inside of a burned-out vehicle.
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Transportation - Automobiles
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Names
Burnaby Fire Department
Notes
Title based on original file name
Collected by editorial for use in a July 1999 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail

Car Parked Near Exhibition Grounds after Fire, 1929

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto34429
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.8 x 11.1 cm on page 17.5 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an automobile parked alongside the debris left by a fire at the New Westminster Exhibition grounds in 1929. Smoke or dust can be seen rising in the background.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Peers family subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
020-136
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.8 x 11.1 cm on page 17.5 x 26 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of an automobile parked alongside the debris left by a fire at the New Westminster Exhibition grounds in 1929. Smoke or dust can be seen rising in the background.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Images
Less detail

Collision Plus Exclusive Auto Body fire

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto95989
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2004]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Captain Mark Fletcher of the Burnaby Fire Department outside of the burned-out garage at the Collision Plus Exclusive Auto Body. An employee of the auto shop stands next to Fletcher and they are surveying the damage.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2004]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-1740
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Captain Mark Fletcher of the Burnaby Fire Department outside of the burned-out garage at the Collision Plus Exclusive Auto Body. An employee of the auto shop stands next to Fletcher and they are surveying the damage.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Names
Burnaby Fire Department
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a January 2004 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "Captain Mark Fletcher, of the Burnaby Fire Department, and Mickey Reale, the manager at Collision Plus Auto Body on Edmonds St., survey the damage after an early morning fire destroyed three cars in the shop garage."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Images
Less detail

David Drive house fire

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto97370
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2001]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
4 photographs (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of Burnaby Fire Department fire fighters attending a fire at a home at 9980 David Drive and an unidentified person at the fire.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2001]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Record No.
535-2746
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
4 photographs (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of Burnaby Fire Department fire fighters attending a fire at a home at 9980 David Drive and an unidentified person at the fire.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a September 2001 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata for 535-2746-1: "A Burnaby firefighter takes a water break while fighting a smokey blaze that destroyed a house at 9980 David Ave. on Wednesday."
Caption from metadata for 535-2746-2: "A Burnaby firefighter battles a stubborn, smokey blaze that destroyed a home at 9980 David Ave. on Wednesday afternoon."
Caption from metadata for 535-2746-3: "A Burnaby firefighter prepares to enter a burning house at 9980 David Ave., Wednesday afternoon."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - David Drive
Burnaby - 9980 David Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lyndhurst Area
Images
Less detail

Edmonds House fire

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto91730
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[after 4 Dec. 1982]
Collection/Fonds
Doreen Lawson fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
5 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs that document the damage caused by a fire at the Edmonds Community Centre for the Retired (also known as Edmonds House). Three of these photographs were enlarged through the inter-negative process to 11'' x 14'' col. prints for a juried exhibition of British Columbian P…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[after 4 Dec. 1982]
Collection/Fonds
Doreen Lawson fonds
Description Level
File
Record No.
618-036
Accession Number
2015-15
Physical Description
5 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs that document the damage caused by a fire at the Edmonds Community Centre for the Retired (also known as Edmonds House). Three of these photographs were enlarged through the inter-negative process to 11'' x 14'' col. prints for a juried exhibition of British Columbian Photographers, put on by the Burnaby Photographic Society in 1988.
Photographer
Lawson, Doreen A.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Buildings - Civic - Community Centres
Names
Edmonds House
Notes
Title based on contents of photographs
Note in blue ink on ABC Photocolor envelope reads: "Print Full Frame"
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Images
Less detail

Exhibition Grounds after Fire, 1929

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto34428
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.9 x 11.8 cm on page 17.5 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Exhibition Grounds at Queen's Park in New Westminster after a fire that destroyed the buildings. Dust or smoke can be seen rising in the background and the ground is covered by debris.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Peers family subseries
Description Level
Item
Record No.
020-135
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.9 x 11.8 cm on page 17.5 x 26 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Exhibition Grounds at Queen's Park in New Westminster after a fire that destroyed the buildings. Dust or smoke can be seen rising in the background and the ground is covered by debris.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Images
Less detail

Explosion at Capitol Hill home

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto96732
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2002]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified Burnaby RCMP officer outside of a home in Capitol Hill where an explosion happened. The home is cordoned off with caution tape.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2002]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-2337
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified Burnaby RCMP officer outside of a home in Capitol Hill where an explosion happened. The home is cordoned off with caution tape.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Buildings - Residential
Occupations - Police Officers
Names
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a May 2002 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "Burnaby RCMP stand by at a house in the Capitol Hill district that was rocked by an explosion early Monday morning."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - North Burnaby
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
Less detail

Fire at Kapoor Sawmills Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15202
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
14 Jan. 1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of a devasting fire that destroyed the Kapoor Sawmills Limited on January 14, 1947. The ground is covered with snow and smoke and flames are visible rising from the buildings.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Pun…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
14 Jan. 1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.23
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a devasting fire that destroyed the Kapoor Sawmills Limited on January 14, 1947. The ground is covered with snow and smoke and flames are visible rising from the buildings.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Singh Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sargeet Singh Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Sidoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), RunJet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Barnet Marine Park
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Information from page 6 of The Province newspaper-Jan. 15, 1947 confirms that the fire occurred on Tuesday, January 14, 1947
See page 67 of book "In the Shadow by the Sea - Recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "The February, 1947 Kapoor Sawmill fire. Maintenance workers were trying to thaw out frozen bearings on a machine with a blowtorch and inadvertently started a fire in oily shavings. all the water pipes were frozen preventing the workers from dousing the intital small flames. Finally, but toolate to prevent the mill's destruction, water was pumped in from the inlet by the Burnaby Fire Department."
Images
Less detail

Fire at Kapoor Sawmills Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15206
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
14 Jan. 1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of a fire at Kapoor Sawmills Limited in January 1947.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Pun…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
14 Jan. 1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.27
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a fire at Kapoor Sawmills Limited in January 1947.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Singh Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sargeet Singh Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Sidoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), RunJet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Burnaby Fire Department
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Barnet Marine Park
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Information from page 6 of The Province newspaper-Jan. 15, 1947 confirms that the fire occurred on January 14, 1947
See page 67 of book "In the Shadow by the Sea - Recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "The February, 1947 Kapoor Sawmill fire. Maintenance workers were trying to thaw out frozen bearings on a machine with a blowtorch and inadvertently started a fire in oily shavings. all the water pipes were frozen preventing the workers from dousing the intital small flames. Finally, but too late to prevent the mill's destruction, water was pumped in from the inlet by the Burnaby Fire Department."
Images
Less detail

Fire at Kapoor Sawmills Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15207
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
14 Jan.1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of a fire that destroyed the Kapoor Sawmills Limited in January 1947. A group of bystanders are looking on while firefighters from the Burnaby Fire Department fight the blaze.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Pun…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
14 Jan.1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.28
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a fire that destroyed the Kapoor Sawmills Limited in January 1947. A group of bystanders are looking on while firefighters from the Burnaby Fire Department fight the blaze.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Singh Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sargeet Singh Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Sidoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), RunJet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Burnaby Fire Department
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Barnet Marine Park
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Information from page 6 of The Province newspaper-Jan. 15, 1947 confirms that the fire occurred on Tuesday January 14, 1947
See page 67 of book "In the Shadow by the Sea - Recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "The February, 1947 Kapoor Sawmill fire. Maintenance workers were trying to thaw out frozen bearings on a machine with a blowtorch and inadvertently started a fire in oily shavings. all the water pipes were frozen preventing the workers from dousing the intital small flames. Finally, but too late to prevent the mill's destruction, water was pumped in from the inlet by the Burnaby Fire Department."
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Fire at Kapoor Sawmills Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15209
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
14 Jan.1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of a fire at the Kapoor Sawmills Limited on January 14, 1947. Mill buildings are engulfed in flames. There is snow on the ground.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Pun…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
14 Jan.1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.29
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a fire at the Kapoor Sawmills Limited on January 14, 1947. Mill buildings are engulfed in flames. There is snow on the ground.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Singh Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sargeet Singh Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Sidoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), RunJet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Burnaby Fire Department
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Barnet Marine Park
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Information from page 6 of The Province newspaper-Jan. 15, 1947 confirms that the fire occurred on Tuesday January 14, 1947
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Fire at Maywood Elementary School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto45307
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1, 1979, published June 16, 1971
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of three firemen in the mist of extinguishing a fire at Maywood Elementary School. The fire gutted four classrooms as well as the school library before it was brought under control.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1, 1979, published June 16, 1971
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
480-203
Accession Number
2003-02
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of three firemen in the mist of extinguishing a fire at Maywood Elementary School. The fire gutted four classrooms as well as the school library before it was brought under control.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Names
Burnaby Fire Department
Maywood Elementary School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "SCHOOL BURNS... Burnaby firefighters douse the charred timbers of a classroom at Maywood Elementary School, 4567 Imperial, Burnaby, after an early morning fire gutted four classrooms and the school library. Cause of the two-alarm blaze is under investigation, but the fire is believed to have started in one of the classrooms. The fire was brought under control about an hour after being reported at 5:12 a.m."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4567 Imperial Street
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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Fire fighter at Finch Court fire

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto97997
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Burnaby fire fighter at work fighting a fire in a Finch Court townhouse complex.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-3101
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Burnaby fire fighter at work fighting a fire in a Finch Court townhouse complex.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Names
Burnaby Fire Department
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a February 2000 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "A Burnaby firefighter catches his breath, and a bottle of water, while fighting a fire in a townhouse complex on Finch Court, Saturday."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Finch Court
Planning Study Area
Lake City Area
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Fire fighter at Venables Street fire

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto96648
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2001]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified Burnaby fire fighters taking a break from fighting a house fire on the 4300 block of Venables Street.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2001]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-2270
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified Burnaby fire fighters taking a break from fighting a house fire on the 4300 block of Venables Street.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Names
Burnaby Fire Department
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a May 2001 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "A Burnaby firefighter takes a breather while battling a blaze that gutted a house in the 4300 block of Venables, Wednesday afternoon."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Venables Street
Burnaby - 4300 Block Venables Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
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Fire fighters battling fire at Kapoor Sawmills Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15203
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
14 Jan. 1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of firefighters from the Burnaby Fire Department battling the fire that destroyed the Kapoor Sawmills Limited in January 1947. Water was pumped from Burrard Inlet to fight the fire.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Pun…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
14 Jan. 1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.24
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of firefighters from the Burnaby Fire Department battling the fire that destroyed the Kapoor Sawmills Limited in January 1947. Water was pumped from Burrard Inlet to fight the fire.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Singh Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sargeet Singh Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Sidoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), RunJet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Burnaby Fire Department
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Barnet Marine Park
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Information from page 6 of The Province newspaper-Jan. 15, 1947 confirms that the fire occurred on January 14, 1947
See page 67 of book "In the Shadow by the Sea - Recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "The February, 1947 Kapoor Sawmill fire. Maintenance workers were trying to thaw out frozen bearings on a machine with a blowtorch and inadvertently started a fire in oily shavings. all the water pipes were frozen preventing the workers from dousing the intital small flames. Finally, but too late to prevent the mill's destruction, water was pumped in from the inlet by the Burnaby Fire Department."
Images
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Fire fighters battling fire at Kapoor Sawmills Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15204
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
14 Jan. 1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of firefighters from the Burnaby Fire Department battling the fire that destroyed the Kapoor Sawmills Limited in January 1947. Water was pumped from Burrard Inlet to fight the fire.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Pun…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
14 Jan. 1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.25
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of firefighters from the Burnaby Fire Department battling the fire that destroyed the Kapoor Sawmills Limited in January 1947. Water was pumped from Burrard Inlet to fight the fire.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Singh Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sargeet Singh Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Sidoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), RunJet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Burnaby Fire Department
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Barnet Marine Park
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Information from page 6 of The Province newspaper-Jan. 15, 1947 confirms that the fire occurred on January 14, 1947
See page 67 of book "In the Shadow by the Sea - Recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "The February, 1947 Kapoor Sawmill fire. Maintenance workers were trying to thaw out frozen bearings on a machine with a blowtorch and inadvertently started a fire in oily shavings. all the water pipes were frozen preventing the workers from dousing the intital small flames. Finally, but too late to prevent the mill's destruction, water was pumped in from the inlet by the Burnaby Fire Department."
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