Thursday, June 28, 2012

Red Car Property: 1960 Brush Fire

Photo: Antonio Futterer, Holyland Exhibition, 1960.  Grass fires on the Red Car Property can quickly speed up the steep slopes.  In the background, are Lake View Ave & Silver Ridge Ave (shot from above the southern end of the Red Car Property).  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The LAPD sent out an alert earlier this month saying ALL fireworks are illegal (outside of professional shows) in the City of Los Angeles.  Anyone who's lived in the area long knows little can be done to curb the onslaught of huge airborne explosive fireworks in the area.  

However, if you see anyone shooting fireworks off in the neighborhood, CALL 911 immediately.  Fireworks in our hillside neighborhood are a disaster waiting to happen.  Be sure to tell the 911 operator this is a dry hillside neighborhood (where the City has failed to enforce the brush clearance regulations).