The Oakland Hills firestorm of 1991 is credited with burning over 3300 homes and over 1520 acres. 25 people lost their lives and the financial impact exceeded $1.5 billion.
We have just passed the 20 year anniversary from that disaster and many ongoing efforts have been and are being made to ensure that a disaster like the Oakland Hills  firestorm never happens again. While municipal efforts help decrease risks, there is no better way to protect your home and family than taking the personal initiative to fire-safe your home and property. Here is a simple fire safety checklist  supplied by the Firesafe Council that will help you do just that.
While many people lost everything they owned the area has bounced back incredibly well. The newer construction is an architectural smorgasbord and the area now offers some of the best views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and the entire SF Bay. I actually live in Upper Rockridge  and my home escaped the worst of the fire. While my fence and a few areas of my roof/eve burned the large oak tree that covers a large portion of my property acted as an umbrella for the falling embers. Fortunately we had a comp shingle roof. Many of my neighbors were not so lucky.
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