Top 10 Deadliest 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 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 and Sonoma 36,807 5,636 22
5 North Complex (Lightning) August 2020 Butte, Plumas and Yuba 318,935 2,852 15
6 Cedar (Human related) October 2003 San Diego 273,246 2,820 15
7 Rattlesnake (Arson) July 1953 Glenn 1,340 0 15
8 Loop (Unknown) November 1966 Los Angeles 2,028 0 12
9 Hauser Creek (Human related) October 1943 San Diego 13,145 0 11
10 Inaja (Human related) November 1956 San Diego 43,904 0 11
(1) As of October 2022. Source: Calfire.