Title supplied by cataloger. Photograph caption dated January 8, 1947 reads, "Firemen are shown pouring streams of water onto the broken gas main in a desperate effort to prevent the escaping gas from exploding." The article refers to a ruptured high-pressure main which occurred on Georgia street, between 12th Place and Pico Blvd., forcing the evacuation of 68 persons from Georgia Hotel and causing the Evening Herald and Express to temporarily halt publication. The break was made by a mechanical ditchdigging machine preparing to lay a water main for the municipal Department of Water and Power, but was capped after a four-hour struggle by a Southern California Gas Co. crew.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
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