Good little history lesson about the naming of “Pvt Bolio Road”
According to the Monterey Fire Department’s history of the event, “A freak storm covered the Monterey Bay. It had a series of hail, wind, rain, lightning and thunder. Lightning split a tree on the Presidio. Then, at 10:10 a.m., a bolt of lightning struck the top of one of the Associated Oil storage tanks near the wharf in Monterey. The 55,000 barrel tank, filled with oil and covered only with a layer of oil paper, burst into flame, and huge clouds of black smoke rose into the sky.”
Many pictures of the fire at the Hathaway’s California Views.