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Title Fire Truck Crashes at Venice Pier, 1942
Date 1942/07/05
Description A fire truck that crashed into Venice Pier. The attached newspaper clipping states: "2000 lives were placed in jeopardy yesterday when the triple combination truck of the Venice fire department, summoned to Venice pier to extinguish a blaze in the lifeguard boat, El Salvador, crashed through the pier decking, splitting open the gas tank. Fear that a spark from a live cigarette might ignite the gasoline brought a special contigent of police to disperse the crowd." Notes attached to the photo say: "Triple-combination fire truck (considered heavy piece of equipment) pictured right after rear sank through planking on Venice pier after lifeguard rescue boat 'El Salvador' fire".
Collection Bill Beebe Collection
Photographer Boyd
Catalog Number 3.2.5446
Object Name Negative, Film
Search Terms Crash
Fire engine
Fire truck
Venice Pier
Year Range from 1942
Year Range to 1942