The Oakland/Berkeley Hills fire: October 20, 1991
Document Type: Book
Author(s): P. E. Teague
Publication Year: 1992

Cataloging Information

  • catastrophic fires
  • crown fires
  • crowns
  • droughts
  • duff
  • education
  • eucalyptus
  • fire case histories
  • fire damage (property)
  • fire injuries (humans)
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • fire suppression
  • firefighting personnel
  • fuel loading
  • grasses
  • humidity
  • ignition
  • Pinus radiata
  • public information
  • rate of spread
  • season of fire
  • shrubs
  • sloping terrain
  • temperature
  • topography
  • urban habitats
  • wildfires
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: July 25, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38500
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13105
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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A devestating conflagration occurred in the scenic hills above the cities of Oakland and Berkeley, California, on October 20, 1991. burning embers carried by high winds from the perimeter of a small but growing duff fire ignited overgrown vegetation and led to the further ignition of tree crowns and combustible construction materials of adjacent homes, including many with wood-shingle roofs.

Teague, P. E. 1992. The Oakland/Berkeley Hills fire: October 20, 1991. National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Protection Initiative. Quincy, MA, NFPA [National Fire Protection Association].