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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, "Shown above is one of six homes burned to ground in once scenic Escondido drive located several miles from ocean. Butane gas escaping into ruins kept house blazing all night as weary U. S. Forestry Service personnel stayed close to their trucks to save few homes left if sparks flew toward them. Flaming tree stumps lined side of road like highway markers."; See images #00114927 through #00114933 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00114928 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d016_f20_i14 CARL0005307253 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/48907
Fires--California--Malibu Dwellings--California--Malibu Lost architecture--California--Malibu Ruins--California--Malibu Trees--California--Malibu Mountains--California, Southern Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.) Malibu (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs