In 2003 devastating fires in the San Bernardino mountains
outside Los Angeles destroyed over 1500 homes as it spread down into the
suburban foothills. Burning embers dropped on the residential neihborhoods
taking down homes in a random checkboard fashion. Two years later many lots
where the fires hit remain empty, the only sign of the former homes being
the concrete swimming pools which were spared. The pools now sit abandoned,
acting as reminders of the fire and its destructive power.
This survey documents some of the fire pools in the foothills of San Bernadino.