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2022 Incident Archive

A summary of all 2022 incidents, including those managed by CAL FIRE and other partner agencies.

363,939 Acres

Estimated Acres Burned

7,667 Incidents

Number of Wildfires

9 Fatalities

9 Civilian / 0 Firefighter

876 Structures

104 Damaged / 772 Destroyed

2022 Fire Season Outlook

Drastic climatic and ecological conditions led to the anticipation of a potentially above-average wildfire season on the heels of two previous such seasons in 2020 and 2021. However, while the number of fires in 2022 was only slightly below the 5-year average, the total acreage burned was well below the 5-year average; 363,917 acres burned in 2022 versus 2,322,496 acres burned on average in the past five years. Despite the 'quiet' year as measured in acreage, a number of significant wildfires burned in California in 2022; these include the Oak Fire in Mariposa County, which burned over 180 structures, the McKinney Fire in Siskiyou County, which caused 4 fatalities, and the Mosquito Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties, which was California's largest wildfire of the year.