2022 Incident Archive

  • 554,344
    Total Emergency Responses
  • 7,477
    Wildfires
  • 363,939
    Acres Burned
  • 9

    Fatalities:
    9 Civilian / 0 Firefighter

  • 1,279

    Structures:
    333 Damaged / 946 Destroyed

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2022 Fire Year

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; less than 400,000 acres burned in 2022 versus the 5-year average of 2,300,000+ acres.

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.

Pictured: the McKinney Fire which started in the Klamath National Forest in July of 2022.

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