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Cedar Fire
Location San Diego County
Date October 25, 2003
17:37 (PDT)
Burned area 280,278 acres (1,134.2 km²)
Ignition source Signal fire
Land use Mixed, residential and wildlands
Fatalities 15
Smoke from the fires drift toward Arizona and Nevada after the wind shifted on October 29
Southbound on Interstate 5 near Pacific Beach on the first morning of the fire.
Southbound on Interstate 5 near Pacific Beach on the first morning of the fire.

The Cedar Fire was a human-caused wildfire which burned out of control through a large area of Southern California in October 2003. Driven by Santa Ana Winds, the fire burned 280,278 acres (1,134.2 km²) 2,820 buildings (including 2,232 homes) and had killed 15 people including one firefighter before being contained on November 3, making it the largest fire in recorded California history.[1][2] The Cedar Fire was one of 15 fires throughout Southern California that month, including the Old Fire, which became known as the "2003 firestorm"[3] and the "Fire Siege of 2003."[4] Southern California fires, October 2003 The smoke plumes rising from the fires. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of California, along the border with Mexico. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Wind_shifts. ... Image File history File links Wind_shifts. ... Image File history File linksMetadata CedarFireI5. ... Image File history File linksMetadata CedarFireI5. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... The view south of Crystal Pier The view north of Crystal Pier Pacific Beach is a neighborhood of San Diego, bounded by La Jolla to the north, Mission Beach to the south, Interstate 5 to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. ... For other uses, see Wildfire (disambiguation). ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for October, 2003. ... The Santa Ana winds in Southern California sweep down wide across the deserts and across the Los Angeles Basin pushing dust and smoke from wildfires far out into the Pacific Ocean. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Old Fire was a wildfire that started on October 25, 2003 in the San Bernardino Mountains of the U.S. state of California. ...

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Fire chronology

The Cedar Fire began in the Cleveland National Forest and was reported at 5:37 p.m. PDT on October 25, 2003 south of Ramona in central San Diego County. Within ten minutes of the initial report of the fire, the U.S. Forest Service had deployed 10 fire engines, two water-supply trucks, two hand crews and two chief officers. Within 30 minutes, 320 firefighters and six fire chiefs were en route.[5] A San Diego County Sheriff's Department ASTREA helicopter that was rescuing a hunter spotted the fire at about the same time as the first phone report was received and called for an air response. Another Sheriff's helicopter, equipped with a Bambi bucket, en route to the fire and only minutes away, was called off by a National Forest Service fire chief because it was after sunset "cutoff" for firefighting air attack missions.[5] The Cleveland National Forest encompasses most of the Santa Ana Mountains of Southern California. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ramona is an unincorporated town located in San Diego County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the census-designated place had a total population of 15,691. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of California, along the border with Mexico. ... The USDA Forest Service, a United States government agency within the United States Department of Agriculture, is under the leadership of the United States Secretary of Agriculture. ... The San Diego County Sheriffs Department, commonly know as the SDSO, is the primary law enforcement agency in San Diego County, California. ... ASTREA (pronounced as-TREE-ah) is an acronym for Aerial Support To Regional Enforcement Agencies, the air support unit of the San Diego County Sheriffs Department. ... For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ... This photo, taken from a USN UH-3 Sea King, shows a Bambi bucket used to combat brush fires in California. ...


Initially, winds were moderate and spread of the fire was relatively slow. By midnight only about 300 acres (121 ha) had burned. However, by that time the winds had shifted and began to increase (easterly "Santa Ana" winds) and the fire began moving quickly westward [6]. Overnight, the fast-moving fire killed 12 people living in Wildcat Canyon and Eucalyptus Hills, in the northern part of Lakeside, who had little or no warning that the fire was approaching, and destroyed 28 homes on the Barona Indian Reservation.[7] In only a few hours the Cedar Fire had pushed southwest over 30 miles (48.3 km) and had burned over 100,000 acres (404.7 km²) at an average rate of 5,000 acres (20.2 km²) per hour and crossed several large highways including I-15. By noon on October 26 the fire was burning hundreds of homes in the Scripps Ranch community of San Diego, and was threatening many others. Lakeside is an unincorporated community in San Diego County, California, United States. ... The Kumeyaay, also known as the Diegueño and sometimes confused with the Luiseño, are a Native American people of the extreme southwestern United States and northwest Mexico. ... Scripps Ranch, California, is an upscale, inland community within the City of San Diego. ... San Diego redirects here. ...


The fire forced the evacuation of the main air traffic control facility for San Diego and Los Angeles, shutting down all commercial air traffic in the area and disrupting air traffic across the United States. On October 26, the fire forged into Alpine, Harbison Canyon and Crest burning hundreds more homes in areas that had been devastated by the Laguna Fire 33 years earlier. By October 28, the strong easterly Santa Ana winds died down and the fire turned east consuming another 114,000 acres (461.3 km²). The entire community of Cuyamaca and most of nearby Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and many homes in the town of Julian were destroyed.[8] On October 29 a fire engine crew who were attempting to defend a house in the Riverwood Estates near Santa Ysabel became entrapped and overrun by the fire. One firefighter was killed and three others were injured, one severely.[9] Full containment was achieved on November 3 and the fire completely controlled on December 5.[1] Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alpine is an unincorporated town located in San Diego County, California. ... Harbison Canyon is an unincorporated community located in San Diego County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the census-designated place had a total population of 3,645. ... Crest is an unincorporated community located in San Diego County, California. ... The Laguna Fire, previously known as the Kitchen Creek Fire and the Boulder Oaks Fire, was, at its time, the second largest fire in the history of California. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cuyamaca is a region of eastern San Diego County. ... Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is a state park located forty miles east of San Diego, California in the Peninsular Range. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fire Engine in South Bend, Indiana. ... Santa Ysabel is a town in California, in the east half of San Diego County. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Aftermath

In the wake of the 2003 firestorm, including the Cedar Fire, California Governor Gray Davis declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to assist in the disaster relief process, and President George W. Bush declared Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties major disaster areas.[10] San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium was used as an evacuation site, forcing the NFL Monday Night Football game on October 27 between the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins to be moved to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.[11] Joseph Graham Davis Jr. ... National Guard may refer to: A military force: Cypriot National Guard United States National Guard National Guard (France), active during the French Revolution Saudi Arabian National Guard A part of the Military of Kuwait Iraqi National Guard A part of the Military of Venezuela Portuguese Republican National Guard National Guard... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... A disaster area is a region or locale heavily damaged by either natural events, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes), or by war. ... Qualcomm Stadium (a. ... NFL redirects here. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Chargers redirects here. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field is located on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe. ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated November 29, 1894 Government  - Mayor Hugh Hallman Area  - City  39. ...


Investigation

The Cedar Fire was started by Sergio Martinez of West Covina, California, who claimed he was hunting in the area and had become lost. At first he claimed the fire was started accidentally by a gunshot but later said he started the fire to signal rescuers. Martinez was charged on October 7, 2004 in federal court with setting the fire and lying about it.[12] On March 10, 2005, Martinez pleaded guilty to deliberately setting fire to timber in the plea bargain under which the charge of lying to a federal officer was dropped. He faced up to five years in prison, but was instead sentenced to six months in minimum-security confinement, which allowed him to leave for work and other commitments, 960 hours of community service, and five years' probation. He was also ordered to pay $9,000 in restitution.[13] Location of West Covina in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated February 17, 1923 Government  - Mayor Pro Tem Sherri Lane Area  - City  16. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A plea bargain (also plea agreement, plea deal or copping a plea) is an agreement in a criminal case in which a prosecutor and a defendant arrange to settle the case against the defendant. ... This statute generally prohibits lying to or concealing information from a federal official. ...


Response criticism

There were a number of controversies associated with the Cedar Fire, resulting in investigations lasting several years. A report, 2003 San Diego County Fire Siege Fire Safety Review[14] prepared in the wake of the fire and presented to the Governor's Blue Ribbon Fire Commission, criticized the overall response. The report stated that though the fire conditions and severity should have been expected, the responsible agencies were not properly prepared when the fire broke out, and radio communications problems exacerbated the problem. The report stated that "Disorganization, inconsistent or outdated policies among agencies that grounded aircraft or caused other problems, and planning or logistics in disarray also marked the preliminary stages of the difficult, dangerous firefighting."[15]


The turning away of the Sheriff's helicopters by the Forest Service came under severe attack by the public, media and elected officials, believing that an opportunity to prevent the fire from becoming out of control had been lost. The State has an aviation assets "cutoff" policy which stated that "aircraft (planes or helicopters) may not be dispatched so as to arrive at an incident no later than 30 minutes before sunset".[5][12][14][16] The pilot later claimed he could have made three water drops in the time he had before darkness.[5] However, a study performed by the US Forest Service concluded that even if the helicopter had been able to drop multiple loads of water with direct hits on the flames, the impact on the fire would have been minimal.[5] Cutoff also prevented two air tankers and a helicopter stationed at Ramona Airport from being dispatched to the fire, although the tankers likely could not have been used anyway as the pilots had just spent seven hours fighting another fire, and FAA regulations stipulated that they could not continue to fly.[17] Logo of the U.S. Forest Service. ... Ramona Airport (ICAO: KRNM, FAA LID: RNM), formerly L39, is a public airport located two miles (3 km) west of the central business district (CBD) of the town of Ramona, serving the northern part of San Diego County, California, USA. The airport is mostly used for general aviation, and the...


A contributing factor to the initial lack of aviation resources to fight the fire was the state's "no divert" policy, which allows incident commanders to dedicate certain resources to a particular fire; the policy applied to both airborne aircraft as well as those on the ground awaiting dispatch. At the time that the Cedar Fire started, there were already 11 other fires burning in the region. Aviation resources in the area were currently being held on the ground under a "no divert" declaration, in order to be available for structures' protection on another fire. However, weather and visibility at the other fire was precluding their use, so the aircraft sat idle despite the fact that the conditions were acceptable for their use on the Cedar Fire.[14]


Resources to relieve the initial attack crews did not appear on the fire scene until around 5:00 a.m. PDT on Monday 27 October, since they had to be dispatched from Northern California, which was depleted in its own right, and some were delayed on their way by other fires in the northern region.[citation needed] is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Both the media and area elected officials were also critical of the lack of use of military aviation assets which were located nearby at Camp Pendleton and Miramar. The U.S. Marine Corps operates CH-46 Sea Knight and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters that can carry water-dropping buckets, but existing policies prohibited their use until all other civilian resources were used. Additionally, the military aircraft radios were not compatible with those used by most state and local fire agencies, and the military pilots had not received any training in fire-specific operations.[14] The edge of Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is located in southern California between the towns of Oceanside and San Clemente. ... F/A-18 Hornet on the flight line at MCAS Miramar Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar (IATA: NKX, ICAO: KNKX, FAA LID: NKX), formerly Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar is an airfield of the United States military, located about 10 miles (16 km) north of downtown San Diego, California... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... April 1, 2004: Sailors from USS Saipan (LHA-2) rush out to unchain a CH-46 Sea Knight. ... The CH-53 Sea Stallion is the most common name for the Sikorsky S-65 family of heavy-lift transport helicopters. ...


Comparison to 2007 California wildfires

The Cedar Fire burned 280,278 acres (1,134.2 km²) 2,820 buildings (including 2,232 homes) and killed 15 people including one firefighter before being contained on November 3, making it the largest fire in recorded California history up to that time.[1][18] Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The California wildfires of October 2007 are a series of wildfires that began burning across Southern California on October 20, 2007, forcing the evacuation of approximately 900,000 residents.[19] At least 1,500 homes were destroyed[20] and around 500,000 acres (2,000 km²)[21] of land have burned from Santa Barbara County to the Mexican border.[22] As of October 24, 16 active fires were burning in the region. Six people have died[21] and at least 70 others have been injured.[19] As of November 9, all active fires have been contained. Compared to the Cedar Fire, rescources were more efficiently used and evacuations were organized nuch more quickly. The California wildfires of October 2007 are a series of wildfires that began burning across Southern California on October 20. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... The border between Mexico and the United States spans four U.S. states, six Mexican states, and has over twenty commercial crossings. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Fatalities

Fifteen people, including one firefighter, were killed by the fire. The fatalities were:[23]

  • Galen Blacklidge — 50, Lakeside, teacher, artist – Died October 26, 2003 while trying to escape in her vehicle
  • Christy-Anne Seiler-Davis — 42, Alpine - Died October 26, 2003 while in her home on Vista Viejas Road in Alpine
  • Gary Edward Downs — 50, Lakeside, small-business owner – Died October 26, 2003 while trying to escape the flames on Wildcat Canyon Road
  • John Leonard Pack — 28, Lakeside - Died October 26, 2003 along with his wife Quynh trying to escape the fire on Wildcat Canyon Road
  • Quynh Yen Chau Pack — 28, Lakeside - Died October 26, 2003 along with her husband John trying to escape the fire on Wildcat Canyon Road
  • Mary Lynne Peace — 54, Lakeside, nurse - Died on October 26, 2003 along with her sister-in-law Robin Sloan near the Barona Indian Reservation
  • Steven Rucker — 38, Novato, firefighter, died October 29, 2003 in Julian on firefighting operations
  • Stephen Shacklett — 54, Lakeside, construction superintendent - Died October 26, 2003 while trying to escape the fire in his motorhome on Muth Valley road
  • James Shohara — 63, Lakeside, correctional officer - Died October 26, 2003 along with his wife and son while trying to escape near San Vicente Reservoir, Lakeside
  • Solange Shohara — 43, Lakeside, correctional officer - Died October 26, 2003 along with her husband and stepson while trying to escape near San Vicente Reservoir, Lakeside
  • Randy Shohara — 32, Lakeside - Died October 26, 2003 with his stepmother and father trying to escape near San Vicente Reservoir, Lakeside
  • Robin Sloan — 45, Lakeside, Walmart employee - Died October 26, 2003 attempting to escape the fire near the Barona Indian Reservation
  • Jennifer Sloan — 17, Lakeside, student - Died October 26, 2003 along with her mother Robin while attempting to escape the fire near the Barona Indian Reservation
  • Ralph Marshall Westley — 77, Lakeside, retired retail clerk, discovered October 27, 2003 at 1088 Barona Road.
  • Unknown found mid-December in the I-15/SR-52 area.

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References

  1. ^ a b c Cedar Fire & Memorial, Lakeside Historical Society
  2. ^ Cedar Fire-Final Update, State of California website. Note, some references, such as [1] report the acreage as 273,246, however this article uses the figure reported by the State of California.
  3. ^ Goforth, Bret R.; Minnich, Richard A. (2007). "Evidence, Exageration and Error in Historical Accounts of Chaparral Wildfires in California (pdf). Ecological Applications 779-790. Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside. Retrieved on 2007-08-29.
  4. ^ "The Story-One Year Later: An After Action Review", U.S. Forest Service
  5. ^ a b c d e "U.S. Forest Service, CDF defend actions", NC Times, November 8, 2003, retrieved August 30, 2007
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ "Cedar fire survivors either vow to rebuild or will never return", San Diego Union-Tribune, October 24, 2004, retrieved August 30, 2007
  8. ^ "California wildfires burn through 600,000 acres", CNN, October 29, 2003, retrieved August 30, 2007
  9. ^ California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Review Report of Serious CDF Injuries, Illnesses, Accidents and Near-Miss Incidents: Engine Crew Entrapment, Fatality, and Burn Injuries October 29, 2003 Cedar Fire
  10. ^ "Southern California declared disaster area", CNN, October 27, 2003, retrieved August 30, 2007
  11. ^ Fire crews battle to limit damage from raging wildfires - Sign on San Diego - Oct. 26, 2003 - Obtained August 31, 2007.
  12. ^ a b Marshall, Scott and Gig Conaughton, "Hunter charged with starting Cedar fire", North County Times.com, October 6, 2004. Accessed April 30, 2007
  13. ^ Figueroa, Teri. "Hunter gets probation, halfway house term for setting Cedar fire", North County Times.com, November 17, 2005. Accessed April 30, 2007
  14. ^ a b c d 2003 San Diego County Fire Siege Fire Safety Review
  15. ^ "Firestorm report critical of policies, logistics", NC Times, March 3, 2004, retrieved August 30, 2007
  16. ^ Interagency Standards for Fire and Aviation Operations 2007, Chapter 17 (PDF) 10. National Interagency Fire Center (2007). Retrieved on 2007-08-31.
  17. ^ Roger Hedgecock and the Cedar fire - The California Chaparral Institute - including a San Diego Union-Tribune article from April 6, 2006 and comments from the following day's San Diego AM Roger Hedgecock show - Obtained August 31, 2007.
  18. ^ Cedar Fire-Final Update, State of California website. Note, some references, such as [3] report the acreage as 273,246, however this article uses the figure reported by the State of California.
  19. ^ a b "Bush signs order to speed aid to fire victims", CNN, October 24, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-10-24. 
  20. ^ Gillian Flaccus. "1,500 homes lost; $1B loss in San Diego area", Associated Press, Seattle Times, 2007-10-24. Retrieved on 2007-10-24. 
  21. ^ a b Christine Hanley, Janet Wilson and Mitchell Landsberg. "1,155 homes -- and counting", Los Angeles Times, October 24, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-10-24. 
  22. ^ Tony Perry, Garrett Therolf and Mitchell Landsberg. "Massive evacuations ordered as onslaught of fires spreads", Los Angeles Times, 2007-10-23. Retrieved on 2007-10-23. 
  23. ^ List of those killed by the fire, from CBS News

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Cedar Fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2124 words)
The Cedar Fire was reported at 17:37 PDT on October 25, 2003 south of Ramona in central San Diego County.
The Cedar Fire was started by Sergio Martinez of West Covina, California, who claimed he was hunting in the area and had become lost.
Resources to relieve the initial attack crews did not appear on the fire until around 05:00 PDT on Monday 27 October, since they had to be dispatched from Northern California, which was depleted in its own right, and some were delayed on their way by other fires in the northern region.
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