30 Firefighters Escape Blaze in Box Canyon

Aug. 24, 1942, Comics

Aug. 24, 1942, Brush Fire

Aug. 24, 1942: Sheriff’s deputies break up a planned fight between the Lincoln Heights Square John gang and the Huntington Park Levis gang at Central and Florence avenues, arresting 17 members of the Square John gang (no members of the Levis gang were seen). Officers also “blockaded” 18 corners and arrested 52 youths on suspicion of robbery, auto theft and violating the Selective Service Act.

More than 30 firefighters escape being trapped by a brushfire by driving their trucks through a “30-foot wall of flame” in a box canyon in Angeles National Forest. District Ranger Ray McCormick is credited with saving the men, who were battling a blaze that began at the mouth of Spade Springs Canyon near Mint Canyon Highway, The Times said.

“Orchestra Wives,” starring George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford and the Glenn Miller band, is opening at Grauman’s Chinese and Loew’s State.

Aug. 24, 1942, Orchestra Wives

Florence and Central avenues via Google’s Street View.

Aug. 24, 1942, Youth Gang

Aug. 24, 1942, Brush Fire
Aug. 24, 1942, Brush Fire

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to 30 Firefighters Escape Blaze in Box Canyon

  1. Benito says:

    Orchestra Wives is a chick flick with very good music and a great cast. Unfortunately the brilliant Nicholas Brothers are at the bottom of the page in small print…


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