Lessons learned from the 1991 Oakland fire

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SFGate has an interesting story about lessons that were learned from the 1991 fire in Oakland that claimed the lives of 25 people and burned 3,000 homes. Here’s a very brief excerpt:

“We don’t ever want to happen what happened in ’91 and it showed today,” Battalion Chief Lorenzo Frediani said Thursday afternoon as he returned from the scene of a 2-acre grass and brush fire, near the epicenter of the 1991 blaze, that took crews about 90 minutes to contain.


“Fighting a building fire and a natural wildfire is the difference between writing a newspaper article and writing a novel,” Frediani said.

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