Lumber Fire at San Pedro, Cal.
Damage estimated at fully $250,000 was inflicted in San Pedro, Cal., January 11, by a fire, which is supposed to have been of incendiary origin and which raged for eight hours before the combined efforts of the Los Angeles and San Pedro fire departments placed it under control. The fire, which broke out in the yard of the E. K. Wood Lumber Company shortly after 2 a. m., destroyed from 5,000,000 to 8,000,000 feet of dry, clear lumber. It was the most stubborn and destructive fire in the history of the Los Angeles harbor district. Captain J. C. Baly of the San Pedro fire department turned in an alarm. Chief A. J. Eley of the Los Angeles fire department responded with two engines and hose wagons, making a rapid run of 23 miles by steam cars. We are indebted to George W. Patterson, assistant secretary of the Los Angeles fire department, for the above illustration.