Twenty years ago, the firestorm in the Oakland and Berkeley hills killed 25 people and destroyed or damaged nearly 3,500 homes. Memories of the fire and its devastation are still vivid for many in the Bay Area. We mark the anniversary with survivors of the fire.
20th Anniversary of the Oakland Firestorm
Debra R. Pryor, fire chief of the Berkeley Fire Department who worked as a lieutenant in the department during the 1991 fire
Teresa Ferguson, survivor who lost her house and her mother-in-law in the blaze
Barry Pilger, survivor who lost his home in the fire and recent member of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District
Glenn Hammonds, survivor who lost his house, and rebuilt
Joan Diamond, survivor who lost her house in the fire, and rebuilt