It’s been 25 years since the historic Los Angeles Public Library fire, which occurred on April 29, 1986. See an article about it here: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/04/los-angeles-public-library-fire.html. As the article notes, over 400,000 items were destroyed and many, many more were damaged by smoke and water. Other reports note that everyone was evacuated safely from the building–the initial alarm sounded at 10:52 AM. It took hundreds of firefighters and supporting resources from around the area to suppress the fire; the report from the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Historical Society, cited in the article, notes that the fire was declared a “knock down” at 6:30 PM. The fire was started by an arsonist in one of the stacks areas of the library. The Library re-opened to the public in October of 1993.
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- Our CMHSL service continuity team just updated our one page plan. The meeting lasted just 20 mins. We are now ready for winter. about 2 weeks ago from Twitter Web Client
- Bad cable under parking lot responsible for power outage at Billings Public Library. http://t.co/MXLm9s9uDI about 2 weeks ago from Twitter Web Client
- Pinterest is a great place to get ideas for your emergency kit. Here's a link to a collection of boards: http://t.co/78FEXSSJFa about 2 weeks ago from Twitter Web Client
- Pics from yesterday's NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Summit in State College, PA. It was a great success! http://t.co/ubEIvvSpTR about 3 weeks ago from Twitter Web Client
- Check out the refreshed look of the NN/LM EP&R website. And while there, take the library disaster readiness test. http://t.co/ntZBBxAyyk about 3 months ago from TweetDeck
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