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Photograph was edited for publication purposes The caption refers to the Laurel Canyon fires that broke out on July 10, 1959. The fire burned over 300 acres and destroyed over 40 homes in a residential area that included houses belonging to Hollywood celebrities, such as Steve McQueen, Charles Coburn, and Alan Bergman. 10-15 m.p.h. winds combined with the summer heat fed the fires that moved so fast that residents were caught off guard and had only enough time to gather a few belongings before evacuating their homes, many fleeing on foot. Photograph caption dated July 11, 1959 reads, "Laurel Canyon resident checks damage to home of R. E. Keane at 2611 Woodstock Rd. after hop-scotching flames destroyed more than score of homes along Woodstock and adjoining Nichols Canyon."; See images #00114954 through #00114960 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00114959 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d016_f21_i8 CARL0005296492 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/47927
Fires--California--Laurel Canyon (Los Angeles) Smoke--California--Los Angeles Dwellings--California--Laurel Canyon (Los Angeles) Lost architecture--California--Laurel Canyon (Los Angeles) Ruins--California--Laurel Canyon (Los Angeles) Men--California--Los Angeles Woodstock Road (Los Angeles, Calif.) Laurel Canyon (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs