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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, "Firemen rush hose over Mulholland drive as they mass equipment to prevent flames spreading to San Fernando Valley homes at height of blaze."; See images #00114954 through #00114960 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00114954 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d016_f21_i3 CARL0005296487 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/47923
Fires--California--Laurel Canyon (Los Angeles) Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles Fire engines--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Laurel Canyon (Los Angeles) Mulholland Drive (Los Angeles, Calif.) Laurel Canyon (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs