Oakland Hills Fire

Fire burning in the Oakland Hills that may have been sparked by 4th of July fireworks.

Spread Of Oakland Hills Fires Slowed Thanks To Grazing Goats

The spread of 2 fires in the Oakland Hills this 4th of July was slowed in part due to the recent use of grazing goats in the area to control vegetation.

07/05/2013

A man uses a chainsaw to cut a fallen tree. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

East Bay Tree-Cutting Proposal To Reduce Fire Hazard Criticized

Opponents of the fire hazard reduction plan for the East Bay hills are calling it a guise to conduct massive clear-cutting of the area.

05/23/2013

A view of the 1991Oakland Hills firestorm. (DART/NASA Ames)

20 Years Later, East Bay Hills Less Susceptible To Firestorms

Twenty years ago Thursday, a hillside fire blown out of control by hot, dry winds killed 25 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes in the Oakland and Berkeley hills.

10/20/2011

1991 Oakland Hills Fire. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland’s Quick Rebuilding After Firestorm

The KCBS and Chronicle Insider says it’s astounding how quickly Oakland rebuilt 20 years after the firestorm that killed 25 people and destroyed 4,000 homes and apartments.

10/20/2011

1991 Oakland Hills Fire. (CBS)

Treacherous Oakland Hills Roads Hinder Firefighters

There have been many firefighting improvements since a deadly firestorm ripped through the hills of Berkeley and Oakland 20 years ago next week. But, firefighters can’t do much about the hills themselves, forcing them to navigate dangerous roads whenever flames break out.

10/13/2011

1991 Oakland Hills Fire. (CBS)

Vandals Destroy Oakland Hills Fire Memorial

Vandals brought in heavy equipment and sawed off eight branches of a memorial sculpture created to honor the 25 people killed in the 1991 Oakland Hills fire, Gordon Piper, chair of the Oakland Landscape Committee, said Thursday.

CBS San Francisco–10/07/2010

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