2018 California wildfires

2018 California wildfires
Wildfires in Northern California, July 21st, 2018.jpg
Wildfires in Northern California, July 21st, 2018
Statistics[1][2][3]
Total fires 4,289
Total area 251,313.4 acres (1,017.029 km2)
Cost Unknown
Fatalities 4 civilians killed[4]
Non-fatal injuries At least 10
Season
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The 2018 California wildfires are a series of wildfires that have burned across the state of California during the year of 2018. A total of 4,289 fires had burned an area of 251,313.4 acres (1,017.029 km2), according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center, as of July 20.[1][2][3]

Wildfires[]

The following is a list of fires that burned more than 1,000 acres, or produced significant structural damage or loss of life.

Name County Acres Start date Containment date Status Notes Ref
Pleasant Inyo 2,070 February 18, 2018 April 3, 2018 Contained [5]
Moffat Inyo 1,265 April 19, 2018 May 21, 2018 Contained [6]
Nees Merced 1,756 May 2, 2018 May 17, 2018 Contained [7]
Patterson Riverside 1,261 May 17, 2018 May 21, 2018 Contained [8]
Stone Los Angeles 1,352 June 4, 2018 June 13, 2018 Contained [9]
Airline San Benito 1,314 June 4, 2018 June 14, 2018 Contained [10]
Apple Tehama 2,956 June 9, 2018 June 14, 2018 Contained 3 residential structures and 2 outbuilding destroyed [11]
Chrome Glenn 2,290 June 9, 2018 June 21, 2018 Contained 1 outbuilding destroyed [12]
Lions Madera 4,064 June 11, 2018 July 16, 2018 Contained [13][14]
Planada Merced 4,564 June 15, 2018 June 21, 2018 Contained [15]
Yankee San Luis Obispo 1,500 June 20, 2018 July 1, 2018 Contained [16]
Lane Tehama 3,716 June 23, 2018 July 4, 2018 Contained 1 injury [17]
Pawnee Lake 15,185 June 23, 2018 July 8, 2018 Contained 22 structures destroyed, 1 injury [18]
Creek Madera 1,678 June 24, 2018 July 5, 2018 Contained 4 residential structures and 7 minor structures destroyed [19]
Waverly San Joaquin 12,300 June 29, 2018 July 2, 2018 Contained [20]
County Lake, Napa, Yolo 90,288 June 30, 2018 July 14, 2018 Contained 20 structures destroyed; 1 firefighter injured [21]
Klamathon Siskiyou 38,008 July 5, 2018 July 16, 2018 Contained 82 structures destroyed; 3 injuries, 1 civilian killed [22][23]
Valley San Bernardino 1,348 July 6, 2018 29% contained [24]
Holiday Santa Barbara 113 July 6, 2018 July 11, 2018 Contained 20 structures destroyed [25]
Pendleton Complex San Diego 1,800 July 6, 2018 July 11, 2018 Contained Originated as 3 separate fires; burned in Camp Pendleton [26][27]
West San Diego 504 July 6, 2018 July 11, 2018 Contained 56 structures destroyed [28]
Georges Inyo 2,883 July 8, 2018 42% contained [29]
Eagle Modoc 2,100 July 13, 2018 95% contained [30]
Ferguson Mariposa 32,484 July 13, 2018 6% contained 6 injured, 1 firefighter dead [31][32]

Fatalities[]

On June 4, the Panoche Fire broke out, in a series of three blazes that started in the San Benito County area. While the Panoche incident was the smallest of the three fires, burning only 64 acres (26 ha), the remains of three people were found in a destroyed camping trailer in the burn area.[4][33] The remains were believed to be that of a mother, a toddler, and an infant.[4][34]

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b "2018 Fire Statistics". CAL FIRE. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "2018 National Year-to-Date Report on Fires and Acres Burned" (PDF). NIFC. July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Southern Area Coordination Center". Southern Area Coordination Center. Retrieved July 7, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b c "Woman, toddler, infant found dead at Central California wildfire scene". Los Angeles Times. June 5, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Pleasant Fire". CAL FIRE. Retrieved February 18, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Moffat Fire". CAL FIRE. Retrieved April 20, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Nees Fire". CAL FIRE. Retrieved May 2, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Patterson Fire". CAL FIRE. Retrieved May 17, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Apple Fire". InciWeb. June 13, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  10. ^ "Airline Fire". CAL FIRE. June 14, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Apple Fire". CAL FIRE. June 14, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Chrome Fire". CAL FIRE. June 21, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Lions Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018. 
  14. ^ "Lions Fire". CAL FIRE. June 26, 2018. Retrieved July 7, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Planada Fire". CAL FIRE. June 21, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Yankee Fire". CAL FIRE. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  17. ^ "Lane Fire". CAL FIRE. June 27, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  18. ^ "Pawnee Fire". CAL FIRE. July 8, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018. 
  19. ^ "Creek Fire". CAL FIRE. July 4, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  20. ^ "Waverly Fire". CAL FIRE. July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2018. 
  21. ^ "County Fire". CAL FIRE. July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2018. 
  22. ^ "Klamathon Fire". CAL FIRE. July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018. 
  23. ^ Kellen Browning; Daniel Brown (July 6, 2018). "At least one dead as Klamathon Fire tops 9,600 acres, remains state of emergency". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved July 7, 2018. 
  24. ^ "Valley Fire". CAL FIRE. July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018. 
  25. ^ "Holiday Fire". CAL FIRE. July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  26. ^ Alexander Nguyen (July 7, 2018). "2 Fires Burning at Camp Pendleton; 750 Homes Evacuated". NBC Southern California. Retrieved July 7, 2018. 
  27. ^ Brytani Wheeler (July 11, 2018). "3rd MAW supports firefighting operations at Camp Pendleton". Marines. Retrieved July 13, 2018. 
  28. ^ "West Fire". CAL FIRE. July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  29. ^ "Georges Fire". CAL FIRE. July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018. 
  30. ^ "Eagle Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. July 15, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018. 
  31. ^ "Services set in Modesto for Cal Fire bulldozer operator killed fighting Ferguson fire". modbee. Retrieved 2018-07-22. 
  32. ^ "Ferguson Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018. 
  33. ^ Gomez, Mark (June 5, 2018). "Three discovered dead in San Benito County wildfire". Mercury News. Retrieved June 5, 2018. 
  34. ^ Larson, Amy (June 5, 2018). "Mother, baby, toddler killed in San Benito County wildfire". KSBW. Retrieved June 5, 2018. 

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