Wednesday, September 18, 2013

History - 1970 fire Holocast in CA

A bit of history. The video that I am embedding here is called Countdown to Calamity (1971) about what the videographer calls a thirteen day fire holocaust in California in 1970.

direct link to video on archives dot org

Description for video from National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 13352 / Local Identifier 95.56 - Countdown to calamity - Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Division of State and Private Forestry. Fire and Aviation Management Staff. (1986). A documentary film of one of California's greatest fire disasters which occurred in 1970. I found out about this video on a thread on the wildlandfire hotlist forums called remember when. Perhaps you want to take a few moments and check out that forum to read the shares of some who fought fires in CA during the 1960s/1970s.

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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