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Oil Fire, Monterey, California, September 14, 1924

The Associated Oil Co. fire was started
when Oil tank # 6 was struck by lightning on
Sunday morning of September 14th. at about 10:10 A.M.
Photo accession CV # 78-046-0001
September 14, 1924

C. K. Tuttle, Photographer ckt
3 ¼ x 4½ original prints
Ckt # 4
All of the Associated Oil Co. tanks are in
flames view from Presidio Hill.
A. C. Heidrick home and studio is the White house with firemen trying to save it.
It was lost to the fire.
Photo accession CV # 82-029-0034
At 4 P.M. the oil boiled over from tank # 6 spreading the fire to adjoining tanks and home and studio of A.C. Heidrick.
The Fire burned for a number of days, with burning oil flowing into Monterey bay for a time it was thought that Fishermen's Wharf would be lost. Two soldiers from the Presidio of Monterey were killed fighting the oil fire Pvt. George Bolio of the Headquarters Co. 11th. Cavalry and Eustace Watkins, E Battery, 76th Field Artillery.
1924 was known as the year of fires with the Hotel Del Monte on the 27th. of September 1924.

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Holdings: over 80 images of the fire, Over 150 relating to the Coalinga Oil and Transportation Company and the Monterey Oil industry.
And photos by a number of other Peninsula Photographers.
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