• Short Summary

    WHILE AN ARMY OF 2,300 MEN NOV 8 CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE FIRE THAT BURNED OUT ONE OF THE RICHEST RESIDENTIAL AREAS IN AMERICA - THE BLAZE IS NOW SPLIT INTO TWO PARTS IN THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS - THE BIG COST COUNT-UP BEGINS IN HOLLYWOOD.

  • Description

    WHILE AN ARMY OF 2,300 MEN NOV 8 CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE FIRE THAT BURNED OUT ONE OF THE RICHEST RESIDENTIAL AREAS IN AMERICA - THE BLAZE IS NOW SPLIT INTO TWO PARTS IN THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS - THE BIG COST COUNT-UP BEGINS IN HOLLYWOOD. IT IS ESTIMATED THE FIRES HAVE DEVASTATED MORE THAN 13,000 ACRES OF LAND AND DESTROYED 259 HOUSES, MANY THE LUXURY HOMES OF FAMOUS FILM STARS, FOUR SCHOOLS AND OTHER BUILDINGS. ABOUT 100 PEOPLE WERE INJURED BUT NONE OF THEM SERIOUSLY. AND THE COST IN THE FILM COLONY ALONE IS RECKONED TO BE OVER GBP5 MILLION.

    ONLY A FEW OF THE DISPLACED RESIDENTS - ONE REPORT DESCRIBES THEM AS THE WEALTHIEST EVACUEES SINCE THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION - TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE EMERGENCY RED CROSS SHELTERS SET UP NEAR THE BURNED AREAS.

    APART FROM THE IMMEDIATE DANGERS OF THE FIRE RESIDENTS IN HOLLYWOOD HILLS FACE THE TWIN PROBLEMS OF SOARING FIRE INSURANCE RATES AND HIGH PROPERTY TAXES. SOME HOME-OWNERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED THEY WILL STILL HAVE TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES, EVEN IF THEY HAVE ONLY A CHIMNEY LEFT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADK6MLLPAGNQW3YS562TRR6QH9
    Media URN:
    VLVADK6MLLPAGNQW3YS562TRR6QH9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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