Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lake View Ave & Red Car Property: Fire Fighting In 1960 & 2014

Photo: Futterer, Holyland Exhibition 1960. Grass fire atop Lake View at the south end of the Red Car Property near Silver Ridge Ave.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 4, 2014.  Lake View Ave, grass fire sparked by blown transformer & power lines down - just a few hundred feet north of the 1960 photo.

LAFD adopted stronger brush clearance regulations for Hillside areas like ours after the 1993 Oakland Hills Fire, where 3,403 homes were destroyed; 780 in the first hour of the fire.  Read more about the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone and brush clearance regulations on the LAFD website.