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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
00114965 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d016_f21_i15 CARL0005296718 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/47934
Fires--California--Altadena Fire fighters--California--Altadena Mountains--California, Southern San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.) Altadena (Calif.) Night photographs Valley Times Collection photographs