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Photograph was edited for publication purposes The fires at Lake Sherwood were preceded by fires in the Malibu area 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 29, 1956 reads, "Skeleton is all that remains of lakeside home belonging to Roy Hoover in Lake Sherwood fire which raced through community. More than 3,000 acres have been reported burned in this area alone. House at time of blaze was occupied by Jack Jones Jr., his wife and their three sons. They all fled to safety. Two firemen suffered injuries while fighting for lake homes."; See images #00114899 and #00114934 through #00114936 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00114936 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d016_f20_i23 CARL0005307563 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/48518
Fires--California--Ventura County Dwellings--California--Ventura County Lost architecture--California--Ventura County Ruins--California--Ventura County Lake Sherwood (Ventura County, Calif.) Ventura County (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs