Professor Toro – The 1924 Cannery Row Oil Tank Fire

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.

Professor Toro – The 1924 Cannery Row Oil Tank Fire