CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1988 |
Streets were blocked off and fire trucks were lined up end-to-end in Baldwin Hills Estates on Saturday. But this time there was no inferno of smoke and flame choking the hilltops and no hapless homeowners begging in vain for someone to save their homes. All that is a vivid but receding memory for homeowners who held a festive block party to celebrate the restoration of a neighborhood devastated by a arson-caused brush fire that took three lives and destroyed 48 homes on July 2 three years ago.