Fire in the Hills – 1943

In December 1943, there were winds up to 75 MPH and many fires in the hills and the East Bay. There were at least 10 brush and grass fires reported all over Northern California. The smell of burning eucalyptus hung over the city for hours Oakland Tribune Dec 09, 19443 The fire in the Oakland... Continue Reading →

Leona Canyon Fire – Oct 1960

Oakland Tribune October 16, 1960On Saturday, October 15, 1960, a brush fire started in the area of Mountain Blvd and Burckhalter Avenue. The fire bore a striking resemblance to the disastrous 1923 Berkeley fire, which swept from the hills, destroyed 600 buildings, and leaving 4000 homeless. Oakland Tribune October 16, 1960 The fire started at... Continue Reading →

1937 Fire – Upper Broadway Terrace

A brush and timber fire that destroyed at least four Oakland hill area homes and menaced at least 50 more burned in the area of Pine Needle Road and Upper Broadway Terrace and came close to the buildings of the new Broadway Low-Level tunnel (Caldicott Tunnel). This was on September 25, 1937. Oakland Tribune Sep... Continue Reading →

1933 – Oakland Hills Fire

The fire started in the Redwood Road area and raced through to Sequoia Park (Joaquin Miller Park) and down Dimond Canyon and also spread some into Shepard Canyon.  Oakland Tribune Nov 13, 1933 The fire, which began around 7 am on November 13, 1933, swept through the East Oakland Hills, burning a man to death,... Continue Reading →

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