Houses burnt from the fire
The Oakland firestorm of 1991 was a major fire in October 1991 in west-central California. The fire began on Saturday, October 19, 1991 on the hillsides of northern Oakland and southern Berkeley.
The official name of this wildfire was "Tunnel fire".
Twenty-five people died in this wildfire. Another 150 were injured.
The fire caused $1.5 billion in damage.
More than 2,800 houses and 437 apartments and condominiums were severely damaged or destroyed by the fire.
- ↑ "Top 20 Most Damaging California Fires" (PDF). CalFire. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
- ↑ "Oakland-Berkeley Hills Fire". The Oakland Office of Fire Services. Retrieved October 20, 2017.