Top 10 Most Destructive California Wildfires (1)

 

Rank Fire name and cause Date County Acres Structures (2) Deaths
1 Camp Fire (Powerlines) November 2018 Butte 153,336 18,804 85
2 Tubbs (Electrical)) October 2017 Napa and Sonoma 36,807 5,636 22
3 Tunnel - Oakland Hills (Rekindle) October 1991 Alameda 1,600 2,900 25
4 Cedar (Human related) October 2003 San Diego 273,246 2,820 15
5 North Complex (Lightning) August 2020 Butte, Plumas and Yuba 318,935 2,352 15
6 Valley (Electrical) September 2015 Lake, Napa and Sonoma 76,067 1,958 4
7 Witch (Powerlines) October 2007 San Diego 197,990 1,650 2
8 Woolsey (Electrical) November 2018 Ventura  96,949 1,643 3
9 Carr (Human related) July 2018 Shasta County, Trinity County 229,651 1,614 8
10 Glass (Undetermined) September 2020 Napa and Sonoma 67,484 1,520 0
(1) As of October 2022. (2) "Structures" include homes, outbuildings (barns, garages, sheds, etc) and commercial properties destroyed. This list does not include fire jurisdiction. These are the Top 20 regardless of whether they were state, federal, or local responsibility. Source: Calfire.