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             No one wants to hear that their home has been destroyed by a fire, or even worse when you learn that your whole town, the town that you grew up in or have lived in for most of your life, has been wiped out by a wild fire. These are moments that are forever remembered and never forgotten. Families have lost their life belongings, they have lost houses, cars and loved ones. These towns will never be the same, memories are wiped away with the structures that were destroyed, but what keeps people going is hope and faith, and knowing that at least they have each other in these hard times.

Here are some stats on some of the most destructive fires in CA history, according to CA.Gov :

TOP 10 FIRES IN CA History:

  1. Camp Fire (Under Investigation) – November 2018 – Butte County
  2. TUBBS (Under Investigation) – October 2017 – Napa & Sonoma
  3. TUNNEL – Oakland Hills (Rekindle) – October 1991 – Alameda
  4. CEDAR (Human Related) – October 2003 – San Diego
  5. VALLEY (Electrical) – September 2015 – Lake, Napa & Sonoma
  6. WITCH (Powerlines) – October 2007 – San Diego
  7. CARR (Human Related) – July 2018 – Shasta County, Trinity County
  8. NUNS (Under Investigation) – October 2017 – Sonoma
  9. THOMAS (Under Investigation) – December 2017 – Ventura & Santa Barbara
  10. OLD (Human Related) – October 2003 – San Bernardino

Top 5 fires with the MOST ACRES BURNT:

  1. THOMAS Fire – 281,893 acres
  2. CEDAR Fire – 273,246 acres
  3. CARR Fire – 229,651 acres
  4. WITCH Fire – 197,990 acres
  5. CAMP Fire – 153,336 acres

Top Fires with the MOST DEATHS:

  1. CAMP Fire – 85 (Still Searching)
  2. TUNNEL Fire – 25
  3. TUBBS Fire – 22
  4. CEDAR Fire – 15
  5. REDWOOD VALLEY Fire – 9
  6. CARR Fire – 8
  7. HARRIS Fire – 8

Top 5 Fires with the MOST STRUCTURES DESTROYED:

  1. CAMP Fire – 18,793 structures
  2. TUBBS Fire – 5,636 structures
  3. TUNNEL Fire – 2,900 structures
  4. CEDAR Fire – 2,820 structures
  5. VALLEY Fire – 1,955 structures

 

For more information about how you can help go to the Red Cross website to see how you can donate or volunteer.

 

 

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