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San Diego Firestorm 2007 Report: Fire Impact on Farmworkers and Migrant Communities in North County

Arcela Nunez-Alvarez; Konane M. Martinez; Amy Ramos; Fabiola Gastelum

National Latino Research Center, California State University San Marcos

January 1, 2007

The San Diego Firestorm 2007 Report documents fire impacts on farmworkers and migrants in North San Diego County resulting from the firestorms of October 2007. Research findings suggest that during and immediately following the firestorms, farmworkers and migrants in North San Diego County were negatively impacted by the fires and in some cases encountered structural and institutional barriers in accessing information and relief efforts. Farmworkers’ and migrants’ socio-economic situation is usually precarious; however, the fires exacerbated their already difficult situation.


NLRC Wildfires Report 2007 Rev