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Title
Topanga Canyon fire
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1940
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Backfire eating feverishly through the brush in the Topanga fire, August 24, 1940. When the flames of the main fire reach this burned-over area they will stop, because there will be no brush to feed them. Backfiring is dangerous because a sudden shift in the wind might spread the flames out of control. Of the approximately 450 square-mile area of the city, more than 150 miles are mountain and brush lands, so fighting forest fires is one of the most important jobs of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00057129
Herald Examiner Collection
HE Box 8140.
CARL0000061297
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/22249
Subject
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Fire Department
Fires--California--Los Angeles County
Mountains--California, Southern
Topanga Canyon (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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