2003 Fire Siege

Below is a chronicle of the Southern California Fire Siege of 2003. The file is very large and is available in its original format, and broken into more manageable pieces for downloading. *Fire season statistics are still being tabulated and sorted. Final season figures may differ somewhat from the numbers available at the time this document was published.

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  1. Cover (3.3MB PDF)
  2. Preface (432K PDF)
  3. Table of Contents (536K PDF)
  4. Introduction (860K PDF)
  5. Prelude To The Siege (976K PDF)
  6. Fire Season 2003 (416K PDF)
  7. October 21-27, 2003 (1.8MB PDF)
  8. October 28 - Nov. 4, 2003 (2MB PDF)
  9. Issues and Strategies Part I (804K PDF)
  10. Issues and Strategies Part II (460K PDF)
  11. Appendix Part I (1.2MB PDF)
  12. Appendix Part II (1.4MB PDF)
  13. Appendix Part III (1.8MB PDF)
  14. Glossary of Terms (432K PDF)


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