Top 10 Largest California Wildfires (1)

 

Rank Fire name (cause) Date County Acres Structures Deaths
1 August Complex (Under investigation) (2) August 2020 Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, Tehama, Glenn, Lake, and Colusa 1,032,264 935 1
2 Mendocino Complex (Under investigation) July 2018 Colusa, Lake, Mendocino and Glenn 459,123 280 1
3 SCU Lightning Complex (Under investigation) (2) August 2020 Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Joaquin 396,624 222 0
4 LNU Lightning Complex (Under investigation) (2) August 2020 Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Yolo and Solano 363,220 1,491 6
5 Creek Fire (Under investigation) (2) September 2020 Fresno and Madera 350,331 856 0
6 North Complex (Under investigation) (2) August 2020 Butte, Plumas and Yuba 318,930 2,352 15
7 Thomas (Power lines) December 2017 Ventura and Santa Barbara 281,893 1,063 2
8 Cedar (Human related) October 2003 San Diego 273,246 2,820 15
9 Rush (Lightning) August 2012 Lassen 271,911 CA/43,666 NV 0 0
10 Rim (Human related) August 2013 Tuolumne 257,314 112 0
(1) As of October 20, 2020. (2) Numbers not final. Source: Calfire.