This photograph was taken in the Summer of 1933.
From Volunteer Firemen, vol. 1, no. 3, 1933:
"The trailer of this tank truck overturned and took fire when the truck skidded on the wet pavement of a Los Angeles suburb. Tank and trailer together contained 6,205 gallons of gasoline. The potential hazard to any property near the burning wreck of a tank truck is shown by this picture."
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