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The Inferno: An Eyewitness account of San Diego on Fire and other Stories [Kindle Edition]

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This eBook contains "Inferno: an Eyewitness account of San Diego on Fire" and other stories.

In 2007, a number of natural wildfires broke out in San Diego. The Witch Creek fire was the first and the largest of a series of wildfires that spread across Southern California – including areas in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties – and Northern Mexico.

The author and his family had just moved to San Diego a few months before the wild fire burned down 198,000 acres (800 square km) in his neighborhood and adjacent towns.

Wildfires are a relatively common natural occurrence in Southern California and occur naturally expected between June and October in the arid Southern California region, when the combination of the arid climate with less than 10% humidity and the fierce Santa Ana winds (also known as the Devil Winds) combine to ignite the dry forest timber and spread the resulting flames.

As human habitation has spread across the arid areas covered highly flammable "brush-lands", the potential for catastrophe has simply becomes greater.

In 2007, when the author was forced to witness this right after moving to the area, these fires were so fierce that flames and smoke could be seen from outer space. In fact, NASA satellites were able to take some pictures that would be considered awesome, if only they weren't depicting something so terrible.

These giant flame required the evacuation of more than a million people – the largest evacuation ever staged in the history of California. In San Diego alone, 900,000 had to leave their homes.

By the time the fires were finally brought under control on October 26, at least 12 people were dead and 2,000 homes and other structures had been burned down. San Diego County was, of course, the worst hit. In that area alone, losses amounted to around a billion dollars.

the other stories include "Feminization of Las Vegas", "Inside the Giant Machine" and "Into the Heart of the Mind".

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Product Details

  • File Size: 1923 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Center of Artificial Imagination, Inc.; 2 edition (February 15, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006RG5PO2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #790,339 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time March 29, 2014
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I guess I expected a little more content. For such a huge event affecting so many people this was like a small paragraph. Waste of time and the beginning was weird. What's with all the Seattle stuff?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Home On Fire September 2, 2012
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Amazing photography -San Diego was home for over 20 yrs and this book was great but sad for me to see home burning.
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