Predicting The Oakland Fire

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Consider this my Christmas Card. Life is short. I will ignore all who disrespect me, and, those who show me no respect.

Joel 2:28
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.

A week before the Oakland Fire I had a dream about it. I saw smoke and helicopters. I lived at 2816 London Rd below the Mormon Temple. It was a heavily wood canyon with no exit. I asked my landlord if I could clear some of the brush around his house, and remove pine needles he asked why. I told him about my dream.

The morning of October 20, 1991, Al called me up and said;

“Greg! You’re dreams on T.V. Turn on the news!”

The fire was two miles away when Al left to do errands. I asked him if hee wanted me to take his dog and family photos with me if the fire got near. He scoffed, let go a laugh.

“The fire won’t come anywhere near!”

In the dream, Al and I have manned hoses and are watering the brush around the house. Our neighbor calls and asked if I saw the flames come into our canyon.

“No! I just saw the smoke.”

Twenty minutes later, three cars were parked in her driveway loaded with her friend’s possessions. There was antique furniture tied on the roof. This was scary. These people’s homes were in flames they fleeing for safety based upon a Prophets Dream.

Suddenly, Al’s car comes barreling down the road. He jumps out and orders me to man a hose on one side of the house, while he mans another. I am in my dream. When the refuges saw that, they pulled out. We could get trapped down here. But, the flames stopped a quarter-mile away when the strong wind died down. I drove to the top of the hill and saw a huge column of smoke crossing the bay. I was in hell.

I am done trying to defended myself from family and friends who do not own the abilities I own, and have not died, and come back like Jesus who was seen by many after his resurrection. For forty days he walked around saying hello to people. I know how he felt.

Jon ‘The Nazarite’


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The Oakland firestorm of 1991 was a large suburban wildland-urban interface conflagration that occurred on the hillsides of northern Oakland, California, and southeastern Berkeley on October 20, 1991. The fire has also been called the Oakland hills firestorm or the East Bay Hills Fire. The fire ultimately killed 25 people and injured 150 others. The 1,520 acres (620 ha) destroyed, included 2,843 single-family dwellings and 437 apartment and condominium units. The economic loss has been estimated at $1.5 billion.[1]

The most important factor was the rapid spread of the wind-driven fire. Before most of the firefighting resources could be brought to the scene, the fire had established a large perimeter. At the fire’s peak, it destroyed one house every 11 seconds. By the first hour, the fire had destroyed nearly 790 structures. In addition to the winds and the heat, an important factor in the rapid spread of the fire was that it started in an area that was at an interface between developed and undeveloped land. Many of the first dwellings to burn were surrounded by thick, dry vegetation. In addition, the nearby undeveloped land had even more dry brush.

The same conditions contributed to a major conflagration nearby in the 1923 Berkeley fire and a more limited conflagration in the same area on September 22, 1970, again under similar conditions. A smaller fire also started in Wildcat Canyon on December 10, 1980.[6]

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1 Response to Predicting The Oakland Fire

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