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19th anniversary of Oakland firestorm remembered by residents

on October 20, 2010

Dubbed as America’s worst urban fire since the Great Chicago Fire, Wednesday marks the 19th anniversary of the Oakland firestorm which left 25 people dead, 150 injured and over 3,000 homes destroyed.

To honor those who fought and those who were lost, the Firestorm Community Mural Project was erected in 1994.  Located outside the Rockridge BART station, the mural features over 2,000 hand-painted tiles.

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