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‘The sky in the east was bright red’

Survivors reflect on the destruction and legacy of the Oakland-Berkeley Hills fire 25 years ago

Twenty-five years ago, the Oakland-Berkeley Hills fire took 25 lives, injured 150 and left 5,000 without homes, causing an estimated $1.5 billion in property damage.
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Officials urge removal of flammable trees near campus

Twelve elected officials urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency to release funds for a proposal to remove trees that pose a “fire hazard” from Claremont Canyon, a regional preserve that runs through Berkeley and Oakland hills, in a letter released on Tuesday.
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