This fire was burning a few miles south of my home.
As seen from atop Mt. Helix in La Mesa, California
Final statistics for the Harris Fire as of November 5, 2007 9:45 pm
Date/Time Started: October 21, 2007 9:23 am
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE / San Diego County Operational Area
County: San Diego County
Location: Highway 94 and Harris Ranch Rd near Portrero
Acres Burned: 90,440 acres
Structures Destroyed:253 residential structures, 2 commercial properties and 293 outbuildings were destroyed. 12 residential structures and 3 outbuildings were damaged.
Injuries: 40 firefighter injuiries have been reported. Five civilians have died and twenty-one injured directly due to this fire.
Total Fire Personnel: 756
Fire crews: 15
Water tenders: 6
Costs to date: $21 million