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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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Exhibit 2. Fire breaking through the inversion at 7:30 a.m. PDT
Courtesy of Guy McCarthy/The Sun, San Bernardino County Newspaper

Exhibit 3. Aerial view of spot fires below the Accident Site at approximately 7:10 a.m. PDT

Exhibit 4. Aerial view of the fire run at approximately
7:14 a.m. PDT

Exhibit 5. Accident Site; looking north from Wonderview Road between the Tile House and Accident Site.

Exhibit 6. Complete area overview (Tile House/Doublewide/Accident Site) looking southwest.

Exhibit 7. Doublewide and Accident Site looking northeast.

Exhibit 8. Tile House looking northwest to the Accident Site.

Exhibit 9. “Unnamed creek drainage” looking south to the Accident Site.

Exhibit 10. Accident Site overview.

Exhibit 11. Overview from Accident Site looking north to Cabazon.

Exhibit 12. Fire run looking towards the Accident Site from the
Tile House.

Exhibit 13. Fire run looking just above the Accident Site from
the Tile House.

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