Top 10 Most Destructive California Wildfires (1)

 

Rank Fire name and cause Date County Acres Structures Deaths
1 Camp Fire (Power lines) 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 (Under investigation) (2) August 2020 Butte, Plumas and Yuba 318,935 2,352 15
6 Valley (Electrical) September 2015 Lake, Napa and Sonoma 76,067 1,955 4
7 Witch (Power lines) October 2007 San Diego 197,990 1,650 2
8 Woolsey (Under investigation) November 2018 Ventura 96,949 1,643 3
9 Carr (Human related) July 2018 Shasta County and Trinity 229,651 1,614 8
10 Glass Fire (Under investigation) (2) September 2020 Napa and Sonoma 67,484 1,520 0
(1) As of April 28, 2021. (2) Numbers not final. Source: Calfire.