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Chemical explosion at Star Trucking Co
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Messinger, Joe
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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An explosion detonated in a truck parking lot and corrugated metal storage building at 662 S. Mateo Street. The explosion was caused by a load of corrosive chemicals in a warehouse of a trucking firm. Windows and glass shattered in dozens of buildings within several blocks radius of Star Trucking Co., site of the actual blast. Captain Boyce Reynolds, LAFD measures the depression in the asphalt at the blast site where the truck exploded. The depression measured 17 ft. by 9 ft. by 5 inches deep. Photograph dated August 19, 1974.
1 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 41
Buildings--Blast effects--California--Los Angeles
Debris--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Explosions--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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