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Event: WF Wild fire
Number: 1991-000001
Country: USA United States
Location: Oakland Hills, CA
Date (YMD): 1991-10-20
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Information Source:National Weather Service (http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/paststorms/california10.php#October%201991%20Oakland%20Tunnel%20(East%20Bay%20Hills)%20Fire)
Comments: The firestorm erupted in a densely populated, exclusive neighborhood with poor vehicle access, causing an extreme amount of damage in less than a 24-hour period. The fire took hold due to very dry vegetation and was quickly whipped out of control by strong local winds.Long-term Strategic Impact: Resulted in a complete overhaul of the State of California Office of Emergency Services emergency management incident command system.Calculated Damages: 25 dead, 150 injuries, $1.7 billion economic losses including 3,354 homes and 456 apartments destroyed.
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