City Hosts Oakland Hills Firestorm Remembrance Ceremony

Date Posted: October 18th, 2019 @ 2:47 PM
Last Updated: October 18th, 2019 @ 2:50 PM

Oakland, CA — On Saturday, October 19, The Oakland Fire Department will host a remembrance ceremony to reflect on the diverse experiences from the 1991 firestorm and highlight how various communities are working collaboratively to keep Oakland safe.

The Oakland hills firestorm started on October 19, 1991 and the fire lasted for three days. The firestorm resulted in 25 fatalities, and 150 others experienced injuries. The fire consumed 1,520 acres and the destructions included 2,843 single-family dwellings and 437 apartment and condominium units.

What: Oakland Hills Firestorm Remembrance Ceremony

Where: Emergency Preparedness Exhibit Center – Tunnel Road & Caldecott Lane, Oakland CA 94618

When: October 19, 2019 at 10:30am


  • Battalion Chief Tracey Chin
  • Fire Chief Darin White
  • Firestorm Survivor Carolyn Burgess
  • Firestorm First Responder Lieutenant Dan Robertson
  • Fire Safety Hills Update – Doug Mosher

Why: To commemorate the 28th Anniversary of the 1991 Oakland hills firestorm, honor those who lost their lives and the many heroes who risked their lives to rescue residents, and assist with evacuations during the fire.

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