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Airtanker drops borate on Placerita Canyon fire
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
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Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes; Title supplied by cataloger.
Photograph article dated August 17, 1963 partially reads, "Firemen today patrolled the sites of two more Newhall area brush fires which blackened 160 acres before being brought under control. The blazes charred 150 acres of foothill brushland in Placerita Canyon near Placerita Canyon State Park and 10 acres in hills near the North Oaks housing development in Soledad Canyon. Ground crews working with four aerial tankers extinguished the fires before any structures were threatened. No one was injured in either fire."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Fires--California--Los Angeles County
Wildfires--California--Los Angeles County--Prevention and control
Airtankers (Forest fire control)--California--Los Angeles County
Airplanes--Fires and fire prevention--California--Los Angeles County
Airplanes--California--Los Angeles County
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles County
Men--California--Los Angeles County
Fire engines--California--Los Angeles County
Brush--California--Los Angeles County
Mountains--California, Southern
Los Angeles County (Calif.)
Placerita Canyon (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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