2021 Incident Archive

  • 535,819
    Total Emergency Responses
  • 7,396
    Wildfires
  • 2,569,386
    Acres Burned
  • 3
    Fatalities:
    0 Civilian / 3 Firefighter
  • 3,846

    Structures:
    286 Damaged / 3,560 Destroyed

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2021 Incidents
Incident Counties Started Acres Containment
Tar Fire Kings 7/22/2024 10
0%
Columbia Fire Riverside 7/22/2024 57
35%
Wasioja Fire Santa Barbara 7/21/2024 70
0%
Canyon Fire Stanislaus 7/21/2024 15
80%
Eagle Fire Riverside 7/21/2024 1,710
65%
Hawarden Fire Riverside 7/21/2024 527
20%
Peach Fire Monterey 7/20/2024 80
80%
Ridge Fire Colusa, Lake 7/20/2024 2,629
25%
Pepperwood Fire Mendocino 7/20/2024 12
60%
La Tuna Fire Los Angeles 7/19/2024 43
90%
Fork Fire Los Angeles 7/19/2024 330
45%
Long Fire Tulare 7/16/2024 8,908
0%
Hill Fire Humboldt 7/16/2024 5,582
7%
Horse Fire (Previously 3-7) Lassen 7/13/2024 42
100%
Rim Fire Lassen 7/13/2024 1,025
95%
Rancho Fire Kern 7/13/2024 9,950
98%
Trout Fire Tulare 7/13/2024 24,610
1%
White Fire Kern 7/13/2024 5,646
95%
Soda Fire San Luis Obispo 7/13/2024 161
50%
Vista Fire San Bernardino 7/07/2024 2,936
89%
Lake Fire Santa Barbara 7/05/2024 38,664
90%
Shelly Fire Siskiyou 7/03/2024 15,477
48%
The information presented here reflects what is known to CAL FIRE and is updated frequently. Learn more about data processing

2021 Fire Year

The 2021 wildfire season in California experienced an unusually early start amid an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. In January 2021 alone, 297 fires burned 1,171 acres on nonfederal land, which is almost triple the number of fires and more than 20 times the acreage of the five-year average for January. In July, more than three times as many acres had burned compared to the previous year through that date, with drought, extreme heat, and reduced snowpack contributing to the severity of the fires. On August 18, 2021, the state of California was facing "unprecedented fire conditions" as multiple fires including the Dixie Fire, McFarland Fire, Caldor Fire, and others raged on. In October, the state of California, especially in the Northern regions where most of the fires were located, received its first rain in over 200 days reducing the wildfire risk for much of the state.

Pictured: The Dixie Fire, which began in the Feather River Canyon and burned 963k acres in July of 2021.

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