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Verdugo Hills brush fire
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph dated March 17, 1964 shows a group of homeowners gathered at the corner of East Harvard Rd. and Sunset Canyon Drive in Burbank, as fire fighters get ready to battle against the Verdugo Hills fire that destroyed homes in Burbank and Glendale. In the foreground, furniture is placed out on the lawn, most likely salvaged from one of the affected homes. The article partially reads, "Gov. Edmund G. Brown today declared fire-ravaged sections of Burbank, Glendale and Eagle Rock a disaster area, paving the way for the federal government to issue a similar declaration to seek federal assistance if necessary...The first report came about 6 a.m. yesterday from the Whiting Woods district in Glendale, east of the Verdugo Hills. That fire rapidly spread over the hills and was soon threatening homes in Burbank and other parts of Glendale."; See images #00117486 through #00117495 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Fires--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Fire fighters--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Fire engines--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Homeowners--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Crowds--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Chairs--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Tables--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Lamps--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Books--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Lawns--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Trees--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Street signs--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Dwellings--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Streets--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Harvard Road (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Sunset Canyon Drive (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Verdugo Mountains (Calif.)
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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