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Disastrous Fire at Central Library

May 11, 1986

The feeling of hopelessness from the tragedy of the Central Library fire can be assuaged by several things:

--The wonderful work of the Los Angeles Fire Department--the finest in the world--which aided in the saving of 80% of the library's collection.

--The librarians--from Central Library and from the branches--who worked around the clock in the salvage effort.

--The 1,500 volunteers who came out and showed that they care about the records of a civilization.

--And, the media, including The Times, who kept the public aware of events as they unfolded.

SANDY SCHUCKETT

Los Angeles

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