• Short Summary

    TWO THOUSAND FIREMEN FOUGHT THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT OF NOV 7-8 TO STEM THE GIANT BRUSHWOOD FIRES IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA OF THE UNITED STATES.

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    TWO THOUSAND FIREMEN FOUGHT THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT OF NOV 7-8 TO STEM THE GIANT BRUSHWOOD FIRES IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA OF THE UNITED STATES. AND AS THE FIRE-FIGHTERS BEGAN TO WIN THEIR TWO-DAY BATTLE, EXPERTS BEGAN ASSESSING THE DAMAGE. LOS ANGELES COUNTY HAS BEEN DECLARED A DISASTER AREA, AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY HAS BEEN ASKED FOR AID.

    NOV 7, IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT 8,000 ACRES HAD BEEN DESTROYED. SOME OF LOS ANGELES' RICHEST INHABITANTS LIVING IN THE BEL-AIR DISTRICT FLED TO THEIR SECOND HOMES AT PALM SPRINGS. DAMAGE AT BEL-AIR ALONE IS ESTIMATED AT 15,000,000 DOLLARS. LOADING CARS, BARROWS AND OTHER FORMS OF TRANSPORT WITH THEIR PRIZED POSSESSIONS, THEY ABANDONED THEIR LUXURY HOMES.

    HOLLYWOOD MANSIONS OF FILM STARS HAVE ALSO SEEN WRECKED...OTHERS WERE THREATENED, BUT SPARED. BY THE AFTERNOON OF NOV 7, FIREMEN PREVENTED TWO OF THE WORST FIRES FROM MERGING, AND CAUSING EVEN MORE DESTRUCTION. MEANWHILE, AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO DROP BORATE CHEMICAL SOLUTION ON TO THE FLAMES IN FURTHER EFFORTS TO CONTAIN THEM. THE WIND HAD CHANGED BY THIS TIME, GREATLY HELPING FIRE-FIGHTING WORK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAR3QMZNZOO4KT99YSVIR3VPAG
    Media URN:
    VLVAR3QMZNZOO4KT99YSVIR3VPAG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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