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The Oakland firestorm of 1991 was a major fire in October 1991 in west-central California. The fire began on Saturday, October 19, 1991 on the hillsides of northern Oakland and southern Berkeley.

The official name of this wildfire was "Tunnel fire".

Twenty-five people died in this wildfire. Another 150 were injured.

The fire caused $1.5 billion in damage.

More than 2,800 houses and 437 apartments and condominiums were severely damaged or destroyed by the fire.

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