FIRE IN THE HILLS

Date: April 17, 2018

Time: 19:00

Location: Eagle Rock Center for the Arts

The fire blew in from Glendale and soon the whole ridge was burning. Fire companies converged to defend homes close to the hills. On March 19, 1964, nine homes were completely destroyed and seven heavily damaged.

We will show newly-acquired footage of this event and Joe Friezer’s prize-winning photos for the Eagle Rock Sentinel. We will explore the recurring advent of wind-driven brush fires in our hills, their causes, and the efforts to prevent them.. The Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society welcomes the public. Light refreshments will be served.