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The destructive path of the Oakland hills fire

on October 20, 2011

The map shows the spread of the Tunnel Fire and infrared imaging of the burning hills taken by NASA’s DART satellite. The NASA Ames Research Center assisted firefighters in monitoring the movement of the fire, which was difficult to control due to extreme lack of visibility on the ground.

Oakland North remembers those who died in the inferno that swept the Claremont hills on October 20, 1991:

1. Eunice Barkell, 79
2. Gail A. Baxter, 61
3. May Elizabeth Blos, 85
4. Mary Lucille Brantly, 78
5. Robert Emery Cox, 64
6. Terrill DuPont, 58
7. Carolyn Grant, 75
8. John Alexander Grant, 77
9. Officer John W. Grubensky, 32
10. Phillip Loggins, 51
11. Lucy Chi-Wen Mantz, 46
12. Gregor McGinnis, 46
13. Lewis McNeary Jr., 44
14. Patrick Emmett O’Neill, 40
15. Leigh Ortenburger, 62
16. Martha G. Reed, 18,
17. Fire Battalion Chief James Riley Jr., 49
18. Kimberly Dakis-Robson, 37
19. Francs Gray Scott, 85
20. Virginia P. Smith, 61
21. Anna Tajore, 54
22. Aine Turjanis, 64
23. Cheryl Turjanis, 25
24. Paul Tyrell, 61
25. Segal Livnah, 18

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