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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Oakland Hills Disaster

Title: 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm

Date: Wednesday October 20, 2010
Time: 11:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: East Bay Hills of Alameda Co./Oakland/Berkeley
Notes: On this date in 1991 a powerful Diablo Wind Event featuring tropical storm force winds fanned a small smoldering fire on patrol status that had started and been contained the day before into a raging monster that killed 25 people (including both a firefighter and a policeman) and injured another 150 people, damaged or destroyed 3,354 single family dwellings and 437 multi-family dwellings, and scorched 1,520 acres costing a grand total of about $1.5 billion in 1991 dollars.

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