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Photograph was edited for publication purposes The caption refers to the Malibu area fires that broke out December 26, 1956 and raged throughout the Santa Monica Mountains from Paradise Cove and Escondido Canyon all the way to the Mulholland Highway near Seminole Hot Springs and Malibu Lake. Just days apart, two more fires were started in the Las Flores Canyon area, to the east, and Lake Sherwood, to the west. Photograph caption dated December 28, 1956 reads, "Volunteer American Red Cross nurse pulls covers up over one sleeping youngster brought into Webster School which was set up as disaster station shortly after flames began threatening resort area near Malibu Beach. Flames forced more than 1,000 persons to flee for their lives. Evacuees with only clothes on their backs beat a path to school door to receive lodging and food for night. Fire officials today fear that school will also be evacuated as flames loomed overhead near Malibu Canyon road."; See images #00114927 through #00114933 for all photos in this series.
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00114931 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d016_f20_i17 CARL0005307255 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/48906
American Red Cross Webster Elementary School (Malibu, Calif.) Elementary schools--California--Malibu Rest centers (Disaster relief)--California--Malibu Fires--California--Malibu Disaster victims--California--Malibu Children--California--Malibu Nurses--California--Malibu Women--California--Malibu Sleeping Cots Malibu (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs