California Wildfire History By The Numbers

California has seen more than its fair share of wildfires and the drought has not helped fire conditions. Fire seasons seem to be getting longer and the number of fires are going up.

Do you know which wildfire was the largest? Most destructive? The deadliest? The statistics are staggering. In the last 10 years alone, California has experienced 11 of the largest and eight of the most destructive wildfires in recent history. Here is CAL FIRE data outlining the Top 20 largest, destructive and deadliest wildfires in the Golden State.





Monica Vargas

Monica is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). She has been involved in the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Valley Fire, Butte Fire, historic drought, Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident and 2017 winter storms. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in international affairs, technology operations and executive staff support.

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