2013 Incident Archive

A summary of all 2013 incidents, including those managed by CAL FIRE and other partner agencies.

601,635 Acres

Estimated Acres Burned

8,889 Incidents

Number of Wildfires

1 Fatality

Confirmed Loss of Life

495 Structures

Structures Destroyed

2013 Fire Season

Over 9,000 wildfires burned at least 600,000 acres of land, in the state of California, during 2013. These included several large, notable wildfires, including the Rim Fire, which became California's 3rd largest wildfire. One of the wildfires was also caused by the plane crash of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on July 6, 2013, which ignited a wildfire that burned around 1 acre of land.