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Object ID F-0438
Title Peat Fire
Description Peat fire that began July 1923 from a peat bog under an old river, began as a relative small smoldering blaze that covered two acres and eventually spread to fifteen acres. City officials were unable to put out the many fires that continued to erupt until City Engineer Shaw diverted Centinela Creek into an eight-foot wide by two-foot deep channel through the peat bog beds. Photo was taken south of Airline Railway near end of Jefferson Boulevard, looking easterly up the temporary flood channel, boys walking along the channel. Oil wells in Baldwin Hills in background.
Date 12/28/1927
Place Baldwin Hills; Los Angeles
Event Peat fire
Collection Los Angeles City Archives Department of Engineering Historical Photos
Provenance City of Los Angeles Engineering Department
Cataloged by Sklar, Anna
Copyright Los Angeles City Archives, City Clerk
Photographer City of Los Angeles Engineering Staff
Search Terms Baldwin Hills
Subjects Creeeks California Los Angeles
Centinela Creek (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Peat fire
Fires California Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles).
Peat bogs California Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles).
Oil fields California Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles).
Actions and defenses California Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles).
Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.).