Monday, August 24, 2015

[californiadisasters] 1968 Canyon Fire, Monday, 24 August 2015

"1968 Canyon Fire" reminder
Monday, 24 August 2015
08:00 PM to 08:00 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Los Angeles County
On this morning about this time in 1968 a Santa Ana Wind-driven fire in the hills above Azusa burning along Glendora Ridge trapped and killed an Los Angeles County Fire Department camp crew (Crew 4-4) killing seven men and their foreman following a spot fire establishing below them as a result of a fire whirl. The fire started the previous day and ultimately burned 20,200 acres.
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