Eastern District

San Dimas Station Burns

Posted on: October 22, 2013 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment
Steve Crise Collection

Steve Crise Collection

From the original AP Caption:

HCP090202 - 9/2/55 - San Dimas, Cal.: A fireman attempts to save the Pacific Electric rail station here (9/1) as flames from a 115 acre brush fire spread across a wide area. The flames destroyed 15 homes, several chicken ranches, and a number of smaller buildings, and was reported still out of control. UNITED PRESS TELEPHOTO.

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One Response

  1. Paul H. Rippens

    October 22, 2013

    The fire occurred during very hot weather. My dad was on the fire. The San Dimas Historical Society has some addition photos and newspaper articles in their archives. You might want to check them out.


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