Saturday, December 22, 2012

[californiadisasters] 1977 Honda Canyon Fire, 12/22/2012, 9:15 am

Reminder from:   californiadisasters Yahoo! Group
Title:   1977 Honda Canyon Fire
Date:   Saturday December 22, 2012
Time:   9:15 am - 9:15 am
Location:   Vandenberg AFB - Western Santa Barbara County
Notes:   At a quarter after 9 A.M. on this date in 1977, what would become known as the "Honda Canyon Fire" exploded out of Honda Canyon within the confines of Vandenberg Air Force Base and driven by fierce Santa Ana Winds gusting from 60-75 m.p.h. overran firefighters and base personnel.

The base commander, the base fire chief and his assistant were killed as well as a dozer operator who died later at a hospital and injured an additional 65 people.

Ultimately this fire blackened 9,000 acres.

In the aftermath of this tragedy the Vandenberg Hotshots were created and continue to serve residents of the Central Coast to this day.

A good source for additional information is found here:
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