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Top 10 Most Destructive California Wildfires

 

Rank Fire name and cause Date County Acres Structures Deaths
1 Camp Fire (Under investigation) November 2018 Butte 153,336 18,804 85
2 Tubbs (Electrical)) October 2017 Napa and Sonoma 36,807 5,636 22
3 Tunnel (Rekindle) October 1991 Alameda 1,600 2,900 25
4 Cedar (Human related) October 2003 San Diego 273,246 2,820 15
5 Valley (Electrical) September 2015 Lake, Napa and Sonoma 76,067 1,955 4
6 Witch (Powerlines) October 2007 San Diego 197,990 1,650 2
7 Woolsey (Under Investigation) November 2018 Ventura  96,949 1,643 3
8 Carr (Human related) July 2018 Shasta County, Trinity County 229,651 1,614 8
9 Nuns (Powerline) October 2017 Sonoma 54,382 1,355 3
10 Thomas (Under investigation) December 2017 Ventura and Santa Barbara 281,893 1,063 2

(1) As of February 19, 2019.

Source: CalFire.

 
Top 10 Most Destructive California Wildfires

 

Rank Fire name and cause Date County Acres Structures Deaths
1 Camp Fire (Under investigation) November 2018 Butte 153,336 18,804 85
2 Tubbs (Under investigation) October 2017 Napa and Sonoma 36,807 5,636 22
3 Tunnel (Rekindle) October 1991 Alameda 1,600 2,900 25
4 Cedar (Human related) October 2003 San Diego 273,246 2,820 15
5 Valley (Electrical) September 2015 Lake, Napa and Sonoma 76,067 1,955 4
6 Witch (Powerlines) October 2007 San Diego 197,990 1,650 2
7 Carr (Human related) July 2018 Shasta County, Trinity County 229,651 1,604 8
8 Nuns (Under investigation) October 2017 Sonoma 54,382 1,355 3
9 Thomas (Under investigation) December 2017 Ventura and Santa Barbara 281,893 1,063 2
10 Old (Human related) October 2003 San Bernardino 91,281 1,003 6

Source: CalFire.