On Friday January 30th, 1970 at around 2:07 p.m. in the afternoon, a fire broke out reportedly at the Yuma Hotel on Western Street 'A'. On this extremely clear sky day, winds somehow were heavy and the fire quickly spread to adjacent structures and set them a blaze causing an inferno in a matter of minutes. Aiding the fire was the fact that this was Western Street, comprised of nothing but wood structures which had been around since the inception of the Ranch back in 1935, and no sprinkler system in any of the buildings (as was not required at the time), thus very dry old timber.
January 30th 1970
A semi comparison of the new facades on Western Street 'A'. Despite being rebuild according to original blueprints, it was more generic. Left is original, the right is the rebuild