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Top 10 Deadliest 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 Griffith Park (Unknown) October 1933 Los Angeles 47 0 29
3 Tunnel - Oakland Hills (Rekindle) October 1991 Alameda 1,600 2,900 25
4 Tubbs (Electrical) October 2017 Napa & Sonoma 36,807 5,643 22
5 Cedar (Human related) October 2003 San Diego 273,246 2,820 15
6 Rattlesnake (Arson) July 1953 Glenn 1,340 0 15
7 Loop (Unknown) November 1966 Los Angeles 2,028 0 12
8 Hauser Creek (Human related) October 1943 San Diego 13,145 0 11
9 Inaja (Human related) November 1956 San Diego 43,904 0 11
10 Iron Alps Complex (Lightning) August 2008 Trinity 105,855 10 10

(1) As of February 19, 2019.

Source: CalFire.

 
Top 10 Deadliest 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 Griffith Park (Unknown) October 1933 Los Angeles 47 0 29
3 Tunnel - Oakland Hills (Rekindle) October 1991 Alameda 1,600 2,900 25
4 Tubbs (Under investigation) October 2017 Napa and Sonoma 36,807 5,643 22
5 Cedar (Human related) October 2003 San Diego 273,246 2,820 15
6 Rattlesnake (Arson) July 1953 Glenn 1,340 0 15
7 Loop (Unknown) November 1966 Los Angeles 2,028 0 12
8 Hauser Creek (Human related) October 1943 San Diego 13,145 0 11
9 Inaja (Human related) November 1956 San Diego 43,904 0 11
10 Redwood Valley (Under investigation) October 2017 Trinity 105,855 10 10

Source: CalFire.