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Wheels West Day in Susanville History – August 8th, 1924

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

An aerial view of a forest fire burning near Eagle Lake in the mid-1940’s. – An Eastman Studio postcard image from UC Davis

Lassen Fire Near End
August 8, 1924

One of the most destructive and stubborn forest fires in the history of Lassen County is at last burning into a section where control is assured after destroying over 4000 acres of timber in the Fruit Growers’ Supply Company’s property at the edge of the Lassen National Forest.

The blaze covered an eight-mile front and was within several hundred yards of Eagle Lake Resort when checked. A temporary camp has been established at Eagle Lake to care for the fire fighters and provide food and other supplies.

The fire is 18 miles northeast of Westwood and 31 miles northwest of Susanville. Tourists are again entering Eagle Lake, although it will take at least two days to completely extinguish the smaller brush and stump fires.

We are always looking for new pictures to preserve and share in our historical photo collection and we would love to see yours.Your picture will be added to our digital archive for future use and we will make sure you receive credit whenever possible. Email your contribution along with your name and a short description of what you’ve sent to A digital copy of every submission will also be donated to the Lassen Historical Society for preservation in their files.

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