Accession Number:

AD0736605

Title:

The Great Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego Fires, September 22 to 29 1970,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1971-11-09

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

During the last week of September 1970, a series of wild land fires swept into Oakland the Newhall, Chatsworth, Simi, Malibu and Cajon Pass areas of Los Angeles County and the Alpine, LaCresta, Jamul and Harbison area of San Diego County. The NOL-SRI Fire Research Group investigated four of these fires to determine factors that enabled wild land fires to enter urban areas, why some houses survived while those around it burned and the role of self-help. These fires followed the pattern expected during hot, dry weather at the end of summer when foehn winds drive flames out of control. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Forestry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE