How the Cedar Wildfire of 2003 Became One of California’s Most Destructive

October 25, 2018

Blog post illustration

Fifteen years ago, on October 25, 2003, the Cedar Fire was accidentally ignited in a national forest in California. Fanned by the Santa Ana winds, it spread rapidly into San Diego County, transitioned to a wildland-urban interface (WUI) fire, and was not fully contained until November 4. By the time it was finally extinguished on December 5, it had consumed 273,246 acres, 2,232 homes, 22 commercial properties, 566 outbuildings, and 15 lives.

To learn more about this disastrous event read “The 2003 Cedar Fire: A Record-Breaking WUI Fire”

Don't miss a post!

Don't miss a post!
Subscribe via email:


Loading Video...



You’re almost done.
We need to confirm your email address.
To complete the registration process, please click the link in the email we just sent you.

Unable to subscribe at this moment. Please try again after some time. Contact us if the issue persists.

The email address  is already subscribed.