Oakland firestorm of 1991

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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".[1]

Twenty-five people died in this wildfire. Another 150 were injured.

The fire caused $1.5 billion in damage.[2]

More than 2,800 houses and 437 apartments and condominiums were severely damaged or destroyed by the fire.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Top 20 Most Damaging California Fires" (PDF). CalFire. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  2. "Oakland-Berkeley Hills Fire". The Oakland Office of Fire Services. Retrieved October 20, 2017.