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6 CASE STUDY #4 – Big Bear Valley, California – Old Fire, October 25, 2003

The fourth case study concerns a forest fire in Big Bear Valley, California, that started on October 25, 2003. This incident involved the evacuation of approximately 20,000 to 30,000 residents/evacuees. Appendix 1 provides a listing of organizations contacted for this case study.

The Old Fire was an extensive fire that occurred in southern California and was one of many that fire season. The focus of this case study is Big Bear Valley, which consists of the communities of Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, and Fawnskin.

February 6, 2006
Publication #FHWA-HOP-08-014