I recently found this snapshot of the Spahn Ranch buildings immediately after they burned as the result of a wildfire. This got me curious about wildfires...
The Ranch buildings burned in September of 1970 in a fire known as
the Clampitt Fire. The fire burned a large area extending along the Simi
Hills from northeast of
upper Las Virgenes Canyon through Rocketdyne to Black
Canyon. Here is a topo map of the 1970 Topanga fires.
you are a geek about wildfires, or Santa Susana State Park (of which
the Spahn property is now a part of) there is a scientific report on the
|Spahn after the September, 1970 Clampitt fire|
|Spahn before the fire|
|Today, from the same general vantage point|