20th Anniversary of Vision Fire

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 10/6/2015


The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution recognizing the 20th anniversary of the Vision Fire. Between October 3-16, 1995, the Vision Fire burned 12,354 acres near Mount Vision in the Point Reyes National Seashore, scorching the scenic and sparsely populated land between Tomales Bay and the Drakes Bay along the Pacific Ocean. Winds of up to 45 mph turned the smoldering remains of an illegal campfire on Mount Vision into a firestorm. Ravaging private property, California State Parks land and federal land, the fire destroyed 45 structures in Inverness Park within the first hours of the blaze and forced the evacuation of 422 people, mostly residents in the hills above Inverness, Olema and Point Reyes Station. There were no fatalities or major injuries.


The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about the 20th anniversary of the Vision Fire.

Contact: Jason Weber, Chief, Marin County Fire Department

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