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Top 10 Largest California Wildfires

 

Rank Fire name and cause Date County Acres Structures Deaths
1 Mendocino Complex (Under investigation) July 2018 Colusa County, Lake County,
Mendocino County and Glenn County
459,123 280 1
2 Thomas (Under investigation) December 2017 Ventura and Santa Barbara 281,893 1,063 2
3 Cedar (Human related) October 2003 San Diego 273,246 2,820 15
4 Rush (Lightning) August 2012 Lassen 271,911 CA/43,666 NV 0 0
5 Rim (Human related) August 2013 Tuolumne 257,314 112 0
6 Zaca (Human related) July 2007 Santa Barbara 240,207 1 0
7 Carr (Human related) July 2018 Shasta County, Trinity County 229,651 1,604 8
8 Matilija (Undetermined) September 1932 Ventura 220,000 0 0
9 Witch (Powerlines) October 2007 San Diego 197,990 1,650 2
10 Klamath Theater Complex (Lightning) June 2008 Siskiyou 192,038 0 2

(1) As of February 19, 2019.

Source: CalFire.

 
Top 10 Largest California Wildfires

 

Rank Fire name and cause Date County Acres Structures Deaths
1 Mendocino Complex
(Under investigation)
July 2018 Colusa County, Lake County,
Mendocino County and
Glenn County
459,123 280 1
2 Thomas (Under investigation) December 2017 Ventura and Santa Barbara 281,893 1,063 2
3 Cedar (Human related) October 2013 San Diego 273,246 2,820 15
4 Rush (Lightning) August 2012 Lassen 271,911 CA/43,666 NV 0 0
5 Rim (Human related) August 2013 Tuolumne 257,314 112 0
6 Zaca (Human related) July 2007 Santa Barbara 240,207 1 0
7 Carr (Human related) July 2018 Shasta County, Trinity County 229,651 1,604 7
8 Matilija (Undetermined) September 1932 Ventura 220,000 0 0
9 Witch (Powerlines) October 2007 San Diego 197,990 1,650 2
10 Klamath Theater Complex
(Lightning)
June 2008 Siskiyou 192,038 0 2

Source: CalFire.