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Photograph was edited for publication purposes The caption refers to the Malibu area fires that broke out December 26, 1956 and raged throughout the Santa Monica Mountains from Paradise Cove and Escondido Canyon all the way to the Mulholland Highway near Seminole Hot Springs and Malibu Lake. Just days apart, two more fires were started in the Las Flores Canyon area, to the east, and Lake Sherwood, to the west. Photograph caption dated December 28, 1956 reads, "Smoke billows behind Castro Peak lookout tower which firemen so far have saved although flames are creeping up slopes to east and west. At one point flames leaped Mulholland drive near Castro. If fire should jump Castro Peak it could sweep into Lake Enchanto and Seminole Hot Springs recreation areas, into San Fernando Valley just above Agoura. Many ranches, camps and resort homes are in area."; See images #00114927 through #00114933 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00114927 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d016_f20_i13 CARL0005307252 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/48903
Fires--California--Malibu Smoke--California--Malibu Mountains--California, Southern Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.) Malibu (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs