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Esperanza Fire

Accident Review Board Action Plan

CDF Green Sheet

Accident Investigation
Factual Report

Cover & Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Investigation Process Summary
Human Findings
Causal Factors and Contributing Factors
Appendix 1 — Fire Behavior Analysis Summary
Appendix 2 — Fire Operations Analysis Summary
Appendix 3 — LCES Analysis Summary
Appendix 4 — Standards for Fire Operations Analysis Summary
Appendix 5 — Compliance Analysis Summary
Appendix 6 — Fire Weather Analysis Summary
Appendix 7 — Human Factors Analysis Checklist Summary
Appendix 8 — Personal Protective Equipment Analysis Summary
Appendix 9 — Equipment Engine 57 Analysis Summary
Appendix 10 — Video Documentation Listing
Appendix 11 — Glossary and Acronyms

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Esperanza Fire
Accident Investigation
Factual Report

Riverside County, California
October 26, 2006

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Figure 3. Esperanza Fire Accident Site looking southwest. Google Satellite Image, © 2006 Europa Technologies

Figure 4. Topographic Map showing locations of the Accident Site, Tile House, Doublewide, Wonderview Road, and Gorgonio View Road.

Figure 5. Branch II Map

Figure 6. Fire engine locations at the Esperanza Fire Accident Site Map

Figure 7. Fire Engine 57 personnel travel paths.

Figure 8. Esperanza Fire Progression Map

Figure 9. USFS and CAL FIRE Direct Protection Area Map.

Figure 10. Fire Frequency Map.

Figure 11. Historic Fire Perimeters

Figure 12. Fire Threat and Fuel Rank Map for the Twin Pines Area.

Figure 13. 10/2/2002 Poppet Flats, Pine Cove, and Idyllwild Contingency Study
Structures Inspected                      Structures were Non-Defensible

Figure 14. NASA satellite photo of smoke from the Esperanza Fire.
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