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Remembering the Oakland Hills Firestorm: How weather fueled the flames

A firefighter keeps an eye on his partner who is sprawled on a lawn and recovering from exhaustion while other firefighters continue to battle blazes in Oakland, California, on Oct. 20, 1991. The firestorm burned 3,000 homes and killed 25 people.

Credit: AP Photo/Glen Morimoto

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