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The Bel-Air fire of 1961 hit Hollywood's celebrity elite, spurred major changes in fire safety rules

The brush fire that burned several homes in Bel-Air on Wednesday echoed back to one of Los Angeles’ most destructive fires, which hit the same neighborhood in 1961. The Bel-Air fire ravaged Bel-Air and Brentwood over two days, destroying more than 500 homes — including those of some celebrities....
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The two-day Bel Air/Brentwood brush fire destroyed nearly 500 homes, but no lives were lost. The fire damaged or destroyed several homes belonging to Hollywood celebrities. In 2006, Los Angeles Times writer Cecilia Rasmussen wrote: ...

The Bel-Air fire of 1961 hit Hollywood's celebrity elite, spurred major changes in fire safety rules

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The brush fire that burned several homes in Bel-Air on Wednesday echoed back to one of Los Angeles’ most destructive fires, which hit the same neighborhood in 1961. The Bel-Air fire ravaged Bel-Air and Brentwood over two days, destr...

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