Man stands in front of the wreckage of Berth 153, a terminal in L.A. Harbor that was destroyed when the Markay, an oil tanker owned by the Keystone Tankship Corp., exploded in the wee hours of the morning. The fire was fed by leaking gasoline and threatened at least five terminals in the harbor. At least 22 were injured and 9, possibly 12, people were killed. Damage was estimated at $10,000,000.
Aerial view of rushing flood waters destroying homes in North Hollywood. The Los Angeles flood of 1938 was a major flooding event that affected much of Los Angeles, Orange County, and Riverside County. The flood was responsible for destroying 5,601 homes, damaging 1,500 homes, and killing approximately 110 people.
Two boys play with a toy sailboat at 57th and 10th avenue, which was flooded after disastrous storms in January of 1940. The heavy rainstorms halted traffic and caused highway and bridge damage. At least three died and many were treated for injuries
Man uses a small bulldozer to clear brush after a fire in La Canada. The brush fire threatened four foothill communities including La Canada, Montrose, Glendale, and Flintridge. The crew saved many homes from the blaze, but several old cars were destroyed.
Deputy Sheriff Carmack and Larry Morrell dig up human skeleton from East Los Angeles backyard. The skeleton was found by a 10-year-old boy and they were believed to have belonged to 50 or 60 year old man.