Friday, September 20, 2013

History - 1961 wildfire in Bel-Air, Brentwood, and Santa Ynez CA

Following up on historic videos on wildfires that I posted a couple of days ago, I am sharing another video that is archived on the the FedFlix Archive. This video, in this video you will learn about the 1961 wildfire that burned in and near the communities of Bel-Air, Brentwood, and Santa Ynez CA in November of 1961.

direct link to video

Video description and reference: National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 13356 / Local Identifier 95.60 - Design for disaster - Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Division of State and Private Forestry. Fire and Aviation Management Staff. (1986). Depicts the Bel-Air, Brentwood, and Santa Ynez Fires of November, 1961. Depicts dramatic scenes of homes and watershed burning. Measures to prevent similar tragedies are stressed.

The video references Santa Anna Winds, and I shared a short video on the causes of Santa Anna Winds on October 28, 2011.

Added on June 15, 2016: I don't think that either the link or the embedded video on this article is working. Over the next several days, I'll try to take some time to get new links for you. Please be patient. 

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