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Chemical explosion
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mercurio, Conrad
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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An explosion detonated in a truck parking lot and corrugated metal storage building at 662 S. Mateo St. The explosion was caused by a load of corrosive chemicals in a warehouse of a trucking firm.
Photograph caption reads: "Damage to Star Trucking Co., 662 S. Mateo St., and nearby buildings was estimated at more than $2.5 million by authorities. Remains of warehouse contents lie in charred remains". Photograph dated: Aug. 18, 1974.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Explosions--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Buildings--Blast effects--California--Los Angeles
Debris--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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