Deirdre English had to flee for her life when the firestorm erupted.
The book, “There Was A Fire Here,” about the tragedy and how Nye and her family coped with their losses, has been described as a “searing memoir.”
On the day we remember a catastrophic fire that affected many people’s lives locally, it may also pay to recall another fire which happened 68 years before.
The city, as well as Berkeley’s art museum and Berkeleyside, are commemorating the Oakland-Berkeley Firestorm.
Victims of the devastating East Bay fire share unhappy memories as well as advice for those affected by the North Bay fires.