Destructive Northern California wildfires have entered the record books

destructive northern california wildfires records

Four of the recent wildfires in Northern California are tentatively in the list of the top 20 fires in California, as ranked by structures destroyed. The exact numbers will probably change in the coming weeks as the post-fire surveys conclude.


destructive northern california wildfires records
“Structures” includes ALL structures — homes, commercial buildings, sheds, garages, and barns.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

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  1. It would be interesting to see some comparative analysis with fires in the 1960-1980 era with populations and homes in the WUI in 2017. More folks = more property = more damage. When will insurance companies wake up to 21st Century realities?

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