|Don's Home Places California Fires Fire History|
|2020 North Central California Fires | Air Quality|
As of Saturday Aug 29 there were 16 active fires on Cal Fire's Active fire list.
See also Cal Fire's twitter account
Plus 8 more including the Loyalton fire which are under their jurisdiction.
Largest northern California Fires since 1932
|August Complex||Tehema||491,185||Under Investigation||August 2020||26||1||58% Contained as of Sept 8|
|Mendocino Complex Ranch fire||Mendocino, Lake,
|459,123||Under investigation||July 2018||280||1||The Ranch Fire by itself, at 410,203 acres as of July 2018, is the largest fire in California history. 1 firefighter died.|
The fire complex burned for 5 months.
|SCU Lightning Complex||San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa||396,624||Under Investigation||August 2020||224||1||94% contained as of Sept 8|
|LNU Lightning Complex||Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Yolo, Lake||375,209||Under Investigation||August 2020||1,491||5||91% contained as of Sept 8|
|Rush||Lassen||271,911||Lightning||August 2012||1||0||This fire burned an additional 43,666 acres in Nevada, for a total of 315,577 acres .|
|Rim||Tuolumne||257,314||Human Related||August 2013||112||0|
|Carr||Shasta, Trinity||229,651||Human Related||July 2018||1,604||8|
|Klamath Theater Complex||Siskiyou||192,038||Lightning||June 2008||0||2|
|Marble Cone||Monterey||177,866||Lightning||July 1977||359||1|
|Creek||Fresno||175,893||Under Investigation||July 2020||0||0|
|Basin Complex||Monterey||162,818||Lightning||June 2008||58||0|
|Camp||Butte||153,336||Power Lines||November 2018||18,804||86|
|Stanislaus Complex||Tuolumne||145,980||August 1987||28||1|
|Northern California firestorm1, North Bay Fires, and Wine Country fires||Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte, and Solano||141,000||Powerline (Atlas & Nuns) |
Homeowner equipment (Tubbs)
1. The Northern California firestorm with North Bay Fires, and Wine Country fires in 2017 consisted of 3 but were not combined to qualify for the top 20 list. The 2020 LNU Lightning Complex fires (#3 in total acres) covering a similar area consisted of several fires which merged, so Cal Fire combined them.
Cal Fire Releases Cause of a Dozen More October Fires in 2017: Nearly All Tied to PG&E | KQED
Well known fires which may be part of the above.
|Camp||Butte||153,336||62,050||November 2018||18,804||86||51 identified from Paradise, 11 from Magalia, 7 from Concow, 1 from Chico, remaining not publicly identified as of February 2019|
|Tubbs||Napa, Sonoma||36,807||14,895||October 2017||5,643||22|
|Thomas||Ventura, Santa Barbara||281,893||114,078||December 2017||1,063||23||Fatalities (2 direct, 21 indirect) attributed to the fire include 1 firefighter and 1 civilian directly, 21 deaths in later mudslides.|
|Cedar||San Diego||273,246||110,579||October 2003||2,820||15|
|Zaca||Santa Barbara||240,207||97,208||July 2007||1||0|
|Witch||San Diego||197,990||80,120||October 2007||1,650||2|
|Laguna||San Diego||175,425||70,992||September 1970||382||8|
|Station||Los Angeles||160,557||64,975||August 2009||209||2|
|Griffith Park||Los Angeles||47||19||October 1933||0||29||Deaths were RFC (Reconstruction Finance Corporation) workers fighting the fire|
On September 6, 2020 the AQI hit 270 (Very Unhealthy) in Davis when a north wind brought down smoke from a 66,460 acre fire west of Chico was still only 50% contained.