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Title
Bel-Air fire
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Dean, Gordon
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1961
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
The Bel Air Fire was a brush fire that began on November 5, 1961 in the Bel Air community of Los Angeles. 484 homes were destroyed and 16,090 acres were burned. As a direct result of the Bel Air Fire, Los Angeles initiated a series of laws and fire safety policies. These included the banning of wood shingle roofs in new construction and one of the most stringent brush clearance policies in the United States. The Los Angeles City Fire Department produced a documentary, "Design For Disaster," about the wildfire, narrated by William Conrad.
Photograph caption dated November 6, 1961 reads "Smoke billows from Bel-Air side of mountains as fire roards out of control."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00127205
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d032_f25_i20
CARL0005437991
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/58747
Subject
Fires--California--Bel Air (Los Angeles)
Smoke--California--Los Angeles
Foothills--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Bel Air (Los Angeles)
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Mountains--California, Southern
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Bel Air (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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