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Photograph was edited for publication purposes The Bel Air Fire was a brush fire that began on November 5, 1961 in the Bel Air community of Los Angeles. 484 homes were destroyed and 16,090 acres were burned. As a direct result of the Bel Air Fire, Los Angeles initiated a series of laws and fire safety policies. These included the banning of wood shingle roofs in new construction and one of the most stringent brush clearance policies in the United States. The Los Angeles City Fire Department produced a documentary, "Design For Disaster," about the wildfire, narrated by William Conrad. Photograph caption dated November 6, 1961 reads "Firefighters fight to save R. C. Royer's hillside home as flames sweep Stone Canyon."
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Fires--California--Bel Air (Los Angeles) Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles Forest fire fighters--California--Los Angeles Dwellings--California--Bel Air (Los Angeles) Flame Smoke--California--Los Angeles Foothills--California--Los Angeles Mountains--California, Southern Electric lines--Poles and towers Spectators--California--Los Angeles Lost architecture--California--Bel Air (Los Angeles) Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.) Mulholland Drive (Los Angeles, Calif.) Bel Air (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs