20th anniversary: 24,580-acre Cleveland Fire recalled

By From page A1 | October 03, 2012

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THE CLEVELAND FIRE takes off near Riverton in October of 1992. Courtesy photo

Saturday, Sept. 29 was the 20 year anniversary of the human-caused Cleveland Fire in El Dorado County, ultimately burning 24,580 acres and claiming the lives of two air tanker pilots. Fire personnel, mostly retired, opened up about their personal experience with the fire, many only serving the first few days before teams from outside the area took over.

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