The Cedar Fire Spreads in Southern California (2003)

The Cedar Fire Spreads in Southern California (2003)

One of 15 fires to ravage Southern California during October 2003, the Cedar Fire was the largest wildfire in the state’s history. Fanned by the Santa Ana Winds, the fire burned 280,278 acres (1,134 sq km), destroyed 2,820 buildings, and killed 15 people. It was not until November 3 that firefighters achieved full containment. The devastation caused by the fire led to criticism of the emergency response and calls for changes in the regulations for firefighting aircraft. What started the fire? Discuss

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