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Photograph was edited for publication purposes The caption refers to the Laurel Canyon fires that broke out on July 10, 1959. The fire burned over 300 acres and destroyed over 40 homes in a residential area that included houses belonging to Hollywood celebrities, such as Steve McQueen, Charles Coburn, and Alan Bergman. 10-15 m.p.h. winds combined with the summer heat fed the fires that moved so fast that residents were caught off guard and had only enough time to gather a few belongings before evacuating their homes, many fleeing on foot. Photograph caption dated July 11, 1959 reads, "Abandoned car lies charred by roadway after it went out of control and over embankment as frightened canyon residents fled their home."; See images #00114954 through #00114960 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00114955 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d016_f21_i4 CARL0005296488 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/47924
Fires--California--Laurel Canyon (Los Angeles) Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles Fire engines--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Laurel Canyon (Los Angeles) Vehicles--California--Los Angeles Abandonment of automobiles--California--Los Angeles Electric lines--Poles and towers Laurel Canyon (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs