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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Question of the Day #1

Here is the first in your series of Fire Trivia Question of the Day.  So without further ado....

Let's start easy, shall we ? .........

The Oakland Firestorm of 1991 ended up costing?

A.  $500 million

B.  $1 Billion

C.  $1.25 Billion

D.  $1.5 Billion

           .....Answer Posted below

 RescueMonkey is correct...

The Oakland Firestorm of 1991 ended up costing

D. $1.5 Billion

The Oakland Firestorm of 1991 was a large urban fire that occurred on the hillsides of northern Oakland, California and southeastern Berkeley on Sunday October 20, 1991, almost 2 years after the Loma Prieta Earthquake. The fire has also been called the Oakland Hills Firestorm, the East Bay Hills Fire, and the Tunnel Fire (because of its origin above the west portal of the Caldecott Tunnel) in Oakland. The fire ultimately killed 25 people and injured 150 others. The 1,520 acres destroyed included 3,354 single-family dwellings and 437 apartment and condominium units. The economic loss has been estimated at $1.5- $2 Billion. Developments of this fire was Fire-resistant building codes, Homeowners are mandated to clear vegetation, Neighborhoods access to firefighting equipment and water, and Firefighters given forest fire training and equipment, such as thermal imaging devices and portable hydrant systems.

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