Fireman battles blaze in explosion-ripped Newhall plant
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph article dated September 20, 1961 partially reads, "Dannie Bragg, 262 Rhodes Ct., Fillmore, was critically burned as flames leaped through the compressor building at Union Oil Company's Del Valley absorption plant near Val Verde....A company spokesman said he believed the gas pocket inside the sheet metal building was touched off by a spark from one of the plant's six compressors. Damage was set by firemen at $400,000."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
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