2003 Fire Siege remembered

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2003 Fire Siege remembered

Postby cdfstl » December 11th, 2017, 8:22 am

"In October of 2003, Southern California experienced the most devastating wildland fire disaster in state history [to date]. The facts are staggering—750,043 acres burned, 3,710 homes lost and 24 people killed including one firefighter." Fires: Roblar 2, Grand Prix/Padua, Pass, Piru, Verdale, Happy, Old, Simi, Cedar, Paradise, Mountain, Otay and Wellman. "The names of some will not be remembered. Others will never be forgotten."

At the time, the Cedar Fire was recorded as the largest wildland fire in California’s fire history; 273,246 acres consumed, 2,232 homes destroyed, and 14 lives lost. The Simi Fire burned 108,204 acres and the Old Fire 91,281.

Great pdf doc full of stats and analysis: http://www.fire.ca.gov/downloads/2003Fi ... ternet.pdf

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