|Description||Long-burning peat fire in Baldwin Hills, at the end of Exposition Boulevard and south of Airline Railway looking southerly from point outside of frame about 100 feet easterly of corner. Fire that began in July 1923 from a peat bog under an old river, was a relatively small smoldering blaze that covered two acres that eventually spread to fifteen acres, causing widespread smoke and foul odors throughout the West Adams district of Los Angeles. City officials were unable to put out the many fires that continued to erupt until City Engineer Shaw in November 1927 diverted Centinela Creek into an eight-foot wide by two-foot deep channel through the peat bog beds.|
|Place||Baldwin Hills; Los Angeles|
|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|
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.).