2019 Incident Archive

A summary of all 2019 wildfires, including those managed by CAL FIRE and other partner agencies.

277,285 Acres

Estimated Acres Burned

7,148 Incidents

Number of Wildfires

3 Fatalities

Confirmed Loss of Life

732 Structures

29 Damaged / 703 Destroyed

2019 Fire Season

In comparison with the destructive years which preceded it, 2019 was a relatively mild fire season. 7,860 fires burned a total of 259,823 acres. In late October, the Kincade Fire became the largest fire of the year, burning 77,758 acres in Sonoma County. Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric preemptively shut off power to 800,000 electric customers to reduce the risk of wildfires by preventing electrical arcing in high winds from their above-ground power lines.