The Camp Fire burning near Chico, California, is now the most destructive (and tied for deadliest) fire in state history.
The Woolsey Fire in Southern California has taken lives and property too, and could still spread further.
Already more than 300,000 people have been forced to evacuate statewide.
How many fires are currently burning in California?
The 2018 wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire season on record in California, with a total of 8,527 fires burning an area of 1,893,913 acres (766,439 ha), the largest amount of burned acreage recorded in a fire season, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (
What was the biggest fire in California?
The Ranch Fire by itself, at 410,203 acres (100% contained) as of 19 September 2018, is the largest fire in California history. 1 firefighter died.
How did the fire in California start 2018?
Camp Fire (2018) The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date. It was the world’s costliest natural disaster in 2018. Named after Camp Creek Road, its place of origin, the fire started on November 8, 2018, in Butte County, in Northern California.
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