Backcountry Fires, Evacuation, and Fire Fighting

(Cedar Fire)

photo by JOHN GASTALDO / Union-Tribune

Flames get very close to a home in San Diego Country Estates near the

intersection of Wildcat Canyon Road and San Vicente Road in Ramona.

Photo by JOHN GASTALDO / Union-Tribune

Fremont firefighters run to put water on part of a backfire lit on Hoskings Ranch Road to deny fuel to the main part of the

Cedar Fire.

 
                                                                                Evacuation from East County fire                 Photos by DAN TREVAN / Union-Tribune

photo by John Gastaldo / Union-Tribune  
El Cajon fire captain Steve Swaney wipes his eyes irritated by smoke after

trying to help save a home on Bellemore Drive in San Diego Country

Estates. At least two homes were lost on Bellemore Drive.

Photo by JOHN GASTALDO / Union-Tribune

Flames get very close to a home in San Diego Country Estates near the intersection of Wildcat Canyon Road and

San Vicente Road in Ramona.

Photo by FRED GREAVES / Reuters
A large home burns out of control in Ramona.

Picking through house rubble in Crest                                                           Photo by Mathew LaRochelle

Crest on fire                                                                                                          Photo by Mathew LaRochelle

Crest on fire                                                                                                          Photo by Mathew LaRochelle

Photo by K.C. ALFRED / Union-Tribune

A statue of Virgin Mary stands in front of a destroyed home on Harbison Canyon Road on Monda, Ocotgbere 27, 2003.

Fire ravaged many homes in Harbison Canyon and nearby Crest.

Photo byTim Augustine
Flames burn in Boulder Creek Canyon 3 a.m. Sunday (October 26, 2003)

in this photo taken from North Peak in Cuyamaca.

Photo by K.C. ALFRED / Union-Tribune

A helicopter flies to make a drop on a house on Highway 79 near Descanso.

Photo by JOHN GASTALDO / Union-Tribune

San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy Clinton Hensley, right, tells the Garcia de Alva family that they must evacuate Lake

Cuyamaca's Chambers Park because of the fire headed for Julian.

Photo by PEGGY PEATTIE / Union-Tribune

While smoke from a flare up on a nearby hill engulfs a house on the outskirts of Julian Wednesday (October 29, 2003),

a California Department of Forestry helicopter zips by for another load of water from the pond just below the house.

Photo by PEGGY PEATTIE / Union-Tribune

Firefighters from Santa Fe Springs sleep off a long night fighting fire in Julian and Wynola in Julian Wednesday morning

(October 29, 2003).

 

Photo Credits:

Alfred, K.C. (2003). Selected photos of the Cedar Fire. San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved January 22, 2005 from SignOnSanDiego at http://photos.signonsandiego.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=firestorm2003

Augustine, T. (2003). Boulder Creek on fire. Retrieved January 24, 2005 from http://www.signonsandiego.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=sandiegocountywildfires

Gastaldo, J. (2003). Selected photos of the Cedar Fire. San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved January 22, 2005 from SignOnSanDiego at http://photos.signonsandiego.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=firestorm2003 and http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/fires/multimedia.html#

Greaves, F. (2003). Cedar fire impacts in Ramona. Reuters. Retrieved January 24, 2005 from http://photos.signonsandiego.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=sandiegocountywildfires&page=1

LaRochelle, M. (2003). Selected photos of Crest fire.

Peattie, P. (2003). Selected photos of the Cedar Fire. San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved January 22, 2005 from SignOnSanDiego at http://photos.signonsandiego.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=firestorm2003

Trevan, D. (2003). Evacuation from east County fire. Retrieved January 24, 2005 from http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/fires/multimedia.html#