11 in HIGH x 14 in WIDE
(27.94 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Description: Photo looks up onto a hill where a building in ablaze. Flames rise very high into the sky. It is nighttime. The photo is somewhat blurry. Photo caption reads: Fire lights the sky above the atomic project as flames eat through Building 8, which housed laboratories and engineering offices and drafting rooms. The fire, which broke out mysteriously at 10:25 p.m., leveled the wooden two-story structure. The loss, set at more than $150,000 included valuable papers.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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