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Title
Flames endanger Newhall refinery
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
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
Date Created and/or Issued
1956
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
The fire was caused after the navy shot a total of 208 rockets at an out-of-control F-6F Hellcat drone airplane.
Photograph caption dated August 17, 1956 reads, "Raging brush fire is shown minutes before it was halted in Newhall refinery area near Placerita Canyon and Highway 6. County firemen confined blaze to loss of six storage tanks and two oil sumps. Highway was closed for several hours when fire leaped pavement."; See images #00114906 through #00114908 for all photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00114908
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d016_f19_i24
CARL0005305456
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/48462
Subject
Fires--California--Newhall
Petroleum refineries--California--Newhall
Oil storage tanks--California--Newhall
Mountains--California, Southern
Smoke--California--Newhall
Brush--California--Newhall
Trees--California--Newhall
Newhall (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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