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Hancock Oil Refinery fire
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photo shows the thunderous flames and dense smoke rising from giant oil tanks in the Hancock Oil refinery as the disastrous fire swept through the area. Fire started when an oil tank buckled, oil poured out and an explosion followed. In foreground are some of the many burned autos. Photo dated: May 23, 1958.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1998.
Hancock Oil Refinery
Oil fields--California
Oil well drilling rigs--California
Petroleum refineries
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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