Whitaker Peak LO July 1960

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, July 23, 1960

Airlift Operation |iEvery one oi the WX) firefighters 5 were airlifted lo the tire scene by helicopter. Thir tire fighting tools, lt;food, and gear are being dropped i from airplanes. .«One serious injury was reported.A ranger's leg was broken by arolling boulder. He was evacuat-1 ed by helicopter.There are 400 Mexican nationals, from local bracero camps on the lire lines, along with 100 Marines Urom El Toro Marine Base, and another 100 Forest Service per sonnel. Most of them are veterans ^ the White Mountain fire in Los Angeles County, which was I brought under control yesterday. |A Forest Service lookout tower i on Whitaker Peak, also in Los Angeles County, was exacuated in the face of the approaching flames. It did not burn, however, and is believed out of danger now