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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph caption dated March 14, 1961 reads, "A solution of algin-thickened water and algin gel, dropped by a helicopter upon a department-started fire at Valjean avenue [sic] and Runnymede street, was termed a success by fire officials. Algin is derived from kelp, the giant Pacific Ocean seaweed, and its scientific purpose is to 'hold water on fuel surfaces thus making fire fighting with water many times more effective.'"; See images #00114205 through #00114207 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
Kelco Co.(Chicago, Ill.) Los Angeles (Calif.).--Fire Department Los Angeles County (Calif.).--Fire Department Men--California--Los Angeles Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles Public safety--California--Los Angeles Helicopters--California--Los Angeles Fire extinction--California--Los Angeles Smoke--California--Los Angeles Fire hose Ladders Electric lines--Poles and towers Firefighting equipment--California--Los Angeles Dwellings--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles) Lost architecture--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles) Streets--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles) Valjean Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.) Runnymede Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs