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Flames head toward firemen
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The caption refers to the Angeles National Forest fire that began on October 13, 1959 in the Dark Canyon area of the Angeles National Forest. 30 m.p.h. gusts were responsible for the swift and erratic spread of the fires that burned through La Can~ada Flintridge and Big Tujunga Canyon, and threatening a wide span of neighborhoods including Altadena, Pasadena, Palmdale, and La Crescenta.
Photograph caption dated October 15, 1959 reads, "Firefighters take stand between Altadena brush blaze and Meadows tract of homes as fire leaps ridge in San Gabriel Mountains and moves eastward from La Canada into northern Altadena. Later, shift of wind aided firemen in stamping out blaze as it threatened 10 homes in tract. Catastrophic fire has blackened more than 3,000 acres."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Fire fighters--California--Altadena
Mountains--California, Southern
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)
Altadena (Calif.)
Night photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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