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East Bay Hills Fire


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One of the largest dollar fire losses in United States history occurred in the east bay hills, within the California cities of Oakland and Berkeley, between October 19 and 22, 1991 twenty-five lives were lost and more than 3,000 structures were destroyed by a wildland-urban interface fire in one of the most heavily populated metropolitan areas of the North American continent the fire completely overwhelmed the firefighting forces of the area consuming everything in its path and was only stopped when the Diablo wind conditions abated

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