County Organization Aids Altadena
Altadena, Cal., had an experience that made many of the residents believe that they were going through the harrowing repetition of the famous Berkeley conflagration. During the night a wind estimated at 70 miles per hour raged through the town and helped spread fire up the brush covered mountain side. The Federal and County organizations were notified, and sixty-five trained firemen, one-third of the force of the Los Angeles County Fire Protection District responded. The men came from thirteen outlying county fire protection districts.
In addition to these members, the Altadena Fire Department answered the numerous calls for fires that broke out when electric wires snapped and fell on trees, roofs, and garages. Twenty-two runs were made during the period from 12:30 and 4:30 a. m.