Urban Evacuation, Fire, and Fire Fighting Photographs

(Cedar Fire)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2003

Photo by JOHN GIBBINS / Union-Tribune  
Traffic backed up on I-15 from closures forced by the wildfires on Sunday.

Photo by CHARLES STARR / Union-Tribune  
The fire moves south down Oak Canyon toward the 52 freeway.

Photo by CHARLES STARR / Union-Tribune  
A San Diego police officer backs his car off Clairemont Mesa Blvd just east

of I-15 as thefire flares up on the north side.

Photo by CHARLES STARR / Union-Tribune  
San Diego firefighters work to keep the fire from jumping Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

just east of I-15 in Tierrasanta.

Photo by CHARLES STARR / Union-Tribune  
Fire rages on the east side of the I-15 at Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

Photo by JOHN GIBBINS / Union-Tribune  
Fire approaching from a heavily treed canyon threatens houses in Scripps Ranch.

Photo by JOHN GIBBINS / Union-Tribune  
The fire line nears a Scripps Ranch development.

Fire burns toward homes in Scripps Ranch in this aerial shot.                                        Photo by JOHN GIBBINS / Union-Tribune

Flames envelop a home in Scripps Ranch.                                                                      Photo by JOHN GIBBINS / Union-Tribune

Photo by HOWARD LIPIN / Union-Tribune

Chris Kargacos holds a cloth over his mouth to protect himself from smoke from the fire

burning in in Scripps Ranch.


Fire engulfs a home as it sweeps up a canyon in San Diego.   Associated Press

                                                                                                            Associated Press


A firefighter battles the fire in the Scripps Ranch.                   Associated Press

Photo by Craig Logan
A view from the bottom of the culdesac on Brookview Lane in Scripps

Ranch looking east.

Photo by Howard Lipin / Union-Tribune  
With the sun above through the smoke and fire a home a 12818 Fairbrook

Road is a total loss.

Photo by Howard Lipin / Union-Tribune  
A home in the 12600 block of Fairbrook Road is fully engulfed in flames.

Photo by Howard Lipin / Union-Tribune  
San Diego Firefighter Wayne Cross sprays water on the home at

12555 Kingspine Ave. in an attempt to save it.

                                                                                                          Associated Press
A row of homes in the Scripps Ranch are destroyed by a wild fire that

swept the area.

Photo by Howard Lipin / Union-Tribune  
An American flag is almost all that is left standing at 12818 Fairbrook Road.

The home was destroyed.

Photo by Howard Lipin / Union-Tribune  
The remains of a home along Fairbrook Road near Rue Chamberry smolder.

 An aerial view of the fire burning in Scripps Ranch.                                        Photo by JOHN GIBBINS / Union-Tribune  

Motorcycle police drive into the smoke in Scripps Ranch.                               Photo by K.C. ALFRED / Union-Tribune

A citizen bulldozes a firebreak west of Medina Drive in Santee.                            Photo by JIM BAIRD / Union-Tribune

Photo by K.C. ALFRED / Union-Tribune

San Diego City firefighters eat as a home burns on Handrich

Drive in Scripps Ranch.

San Diego firefighter Jay Lee tries sprays down a burning home in vain.  Photo by K.C. ALFRED / Union-Tribune

San Diego City firefighters try to fight a fire on Rue Biarritz in Scripps Ranch. Photo by K.C. ALFRED / Union-Tribune

Photo by SEAN M. HAFFEY / Union-Tribune

A San Diego Police Department officer can only watch as this home on Caminito Calor in Scripps Ranch burns.

Photo by SEAN M. HAFFEY / Union-Tribune

Los Angeles firefighter Eric Brue, who lives in San Diego and donned his gear as a volunteer, carries

valuables out of a fully engulfed home on Caminito Munoz in Scripps Ranch.

Photo by SEAN M. HAFFEY / Union-Tribune

Los Angeles firefighter Eric Brue, who lives in San Diego and donned his gear as a volunteer, retreats

from a fully engulfed home.

Photo by DAN TREVAN / Union-Tribune

Jennifer Huff evacuates her horses from a friend's home on Driftwood Creek Road in Blossom Valley.

Evacuees form lines for food and water at Qualcomm Stadium.                 Photo by CRISSY PASCUAL / Union-Triubne

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2003

 East County                                           Photo by DAN TREVAN / Union-Tribune  

Photo by JOHN GASTALDO / Union-Tribune

East Bay Regional Fire Lt. Mike Sweany of Oakland watches

the progress of the Cedar Fire off Vista Ramona Road in Ramona.

Photo by JOHN GIBBINS / Union-Tribune

A residential complex near the intersection of Portobelo Drive and Camino Playa Cancun was heavily damaged

but not destroyed.

Photo by Jim Baird / Union-Tribune  
Evacuees from the Scripps Ranch fire watch televised coverage of the fire

from the gymnasium at Mira Mesa High School, one of the evacuation

centers.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2003

 

Photo by JIM BAIRD / Union-Tribune

The afternoon commute on I-8 in Mission Valley, which is not near any of the major fire areas. Much of the

county looks like this or is worse. Compared to a normal sunny day, anout 98 percent of the light is missing.

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.

Photo by HOWARD LIPIN / Union-Tribune

Residents heading to their homes to see if anything is left, walk past the burned out

remains of homes along Fairbrook Road.

 

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

Associated Press. (2003). Selected photos of the Cedar fire. Retrieved May 20, 2005

http://www.signonsandiego.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=sandiegocountywildfires


Baird, 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

Gibbins, 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

Haffey, S. M. (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

Lipin, H. (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

Logan, C. (2003). Photo of the Cedar Fire. Retrieved May 20, 2005 from

http://www.signonsandiego.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=sandiegocountywildfires

Pascual, C. (2003). Selected photos of the Cedar Fire. San Diego Union-Tribune.Trevan, D. (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

Starr, C. (2003). Selected photos of the Cedar Fire. San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved January 22, 2005 from SignOnSanDiego at http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/fires/multimedia.html#

Trevan, D. (2003). Selected photos of the Cedar fire. Retrieved January 22, 2005 from SignOnSanDiego at http://photos.signonsandiego.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=firestorm2003