Featured Story

The Mountain of Blue Fire

Nature has a way of continually surprising us and inspiring awe within us, and it seems there are just as many fantastical wonders t...

6/29/2007

Tahoe wildfire's painful lessons

Lake Tahoe, California
THE WILDFIRE that quickly destroyed more than 200 houses near South Lake Tahoe hit home in the Bay Area in many painful ways.

Many of those homes were owned by Bay Area residents.

The chilling images of charred trees and cars and and lonely chimneys marking where homes used to stand were painful reminders of the Oakland Hills (2,500 homes) and Mount Vision (50 homes) fires.

And the breathtaking swiftness of the flames, driven by strong gusty winds, roaring through wooded neighborhoods parched by years of drought is a chilling reminder of what could happen here again.

Photo Above: A home owner cries as she sits in the remains of a home she rented in Meyers, Calif., that was completely destroyed, June 26, 2007. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)
View Photo Gallery

RELATED VIDEO-CLICK THE ARROW TO VIEW




Share this article
 
Copyright © 2016 Great Red Comet-Earth Science Chronicles • All Rights Reserved.
Template Design by BTDesigner • Powered by Blogger
back to top