Cedar Fire Victims Offer Advice to Victims of This Year's Firestorm
In the 2003 Cedar Fire, the small community of Crest, east of El Cajon, lost more than 300 homes. As we look toward the challenges facing victims of last week's fire, we'll learn what challenges Crest
(Photo: The aftermath of the Witch Fire in Rancho Bernardo, Scott Horsley/KPBS )
Tom Fudge: Four years ago, the Cedar and Paradise fires destroyed about 2,600 homes. This year's fires took a smaller toll.
About 1,000 fewer homes were destroyed last week by the Harris, Rice and Witch Fires. But those people who lost their homes will see many challenges in rebuilding. To a large extent, they will be the same challenges seen after the 2003 inferno.
- Linda Chase, former director of the Crest Resource Center for the Cedar Fire. She's president of Friends of Crest.
- Dan Halte, resident of Crest who lost his home in the 2003 Cedar Fire.