2015 Incident Archive

A summary of all 2015 incidents, including those managed by CAL FIRE and other partner agencies.

880,899 Acres

Estimated Acres Burned

8,283 Incidents

Number of Wildfires

7 Fatalities

Confirmed Loss of Life

3,194 Structures

Structures Destroyed

2015 Fire Season

A total of over 8,200 wildfires burned a total area of over 880,000 acres in California during 2015. On September 11, after the Butte Fire exploded from a size of 32,000 acres to 65,000 acres, in the Amador and Calaveras counties, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency.