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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Title supplied by cataloger. Photograph caption dated March 3, 1949 reads, "Clouds of smoke darken the sky over the Air Reduction Pacific Corporation plant in Vernon following an explosion which swept the plant and set 1000 acetylene tanks on fire today. One of the acetylene tank (arrow) hit the roof of an adjoining building. There was no early report of casualties."
1 photographic print :b&w ;19 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00099377 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 41 CARL0005112117 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/30356
Acetylene industry--California--Vernon Debris--California--Vernon Industrial facilities--California--Vernon Industrial sites--California--Vernon Explosions--California--Vernon Acetylene--California--Vernon Vernon (Calif.) Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs