25 August 2011

San Francisco, 1906 Earthquake. Fire damage

Another example of a photo taken from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. What most people don't realise is that the bulk of the devastation was done by fire. The earthquake did cause huge structural damage but the fire spread and virtually flattened anything left. Insurance companies at the time did not protect people from earthquakes and so anything left standing was rumoured to be torched and left to burn for insurance to pay out.

1 comment:

  1. This is a very terrifying photograph. No one could imagine the amount of destruction that would have happened. Properties that face damages due to fire can be restores by hiring fire damage clean experts.