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Firemen battle blaze that caused $250,000 damage at Van Nuys plant
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Rice, Frank
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption reads: "One woman was injured in the fire at Litton Industries, 15901 Strathern St.". The fire started when an acetylene tank exploded at the Van Nuys facility which had an estimated 150 employees at the time in the 21,000 square foot machine and sheet metal shop. Photograph dated: March 19, 1963.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Litton Industries
Fires--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Machine shops--California--Los Angeles
Industrial buildings--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Fire engines
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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