2023 Incident Archive

  • 594,971
    Total Emergency Responses
  • 7,127
    Wildfires
  • 324,917
    Acres Burned
  • 4
    Fatalities:
    1 Civilian / 3 Firefighter
  • 71
    Structures:
    13 Damaged / 58 Destroyed

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2023 Incidents
Incident Counties Started Acres Containment
Border 42 Fire San Diego 12/21/2023 50
100%
Pine Fire Kern 12/15/2023 181
100%
South Fire Ventura 12/09/2023 2,715
100%
Elm Fire Riverside 12/09/2023 65
100%
Border 38 Fire San Diego 12/05/2023 13
100%
Sage Fire San Diego 11/23/2023 39
100%
Sierra Fire Riverside 11/20/2023 35
100%
Adams Fire Riverside 11/19/2023 36
100%
Manzanita Fire Riverside 11/14/2023 15
100%
Lamb Fire Riverside 11/14/2023 13
100%
Midway Fire Kern 11/12/2023 External Incident Link
Sun Fire Santa Barbara 11/09/2023 211
100%
Lizzie Fire San Luis Obispo 10/30/2023 124
100%
Highland Fire Riverside 10/30/2023 2,487
100%
Border 34 Fire San Diego 10/29/2023 24
100%
Stanley Fire Riverside 10/17/2023 5
100%
King Fire Madera 10/14/2023 External Incident Link
Avenales Fire San Luis Obispo 10/12/2023 External Incident Link
Wiley Fire Solano 10/07/2023 36
100%
Williams Fire Monterey 10/06/2023 44
100%
Grade Fire Santa Barbara 10/06/2023 External Incident Link
Green Fire San Luis Obispo 10/06/2023 243
100%
Meadow Fire Riverside 9/26/2023 23
100%
Caliente Fire Kern 9/16/2023 55
100%
Alta Fire Napa 9/12/2023 14
100%
Knoll Fire Calaveras 9/10/2023 32
100%
Creek Fire Lake 9/06/2023 28
100%
Volta Fire Merced 8/23/2023 10
0%
SRF Lightning Complex Humboldt 8/20/2023 50,198
100%
Plant Fire Santa Barbara 8/19/2023 5,464
100%
Thirty Five Fire Glenn 8/17/2023 109
100%
Coyote Fire San Diego 8/17/2023 466
100%
Cochrane Fire Santa Clara 8/16/2023 72
100%
Highway Fire Nevada 8/16/2023 External Incident Link
Happy Camp Complex Siskiyou 8/16/2023 21,725
100%
Slide 1 Fire Tehama 8/16/2023 473
100%
Deep Fire Trinity 8/16/2023 4,198
100%
SKU August Lightning Complex Siskiyou 8/15/2023 884
100%
Bitter Fire San Luis Obispo 8/15/2023 693
100%
South Fork Complex Trinity 8/15/2023 3,929
100%
Smith River Complex Del Norte 8/15/2023 95,107
100%
Trotter Kern 8/14/2023 52
100%
Rinconada Fire San Luis Obispo 8/11/2023
Dry Creek Complex Tulare 8/10/2023 301
100%
Hernandez Fire San Benito 8/10/2023 75
100%
Rock Fire Riverside 8/09/2023 500
100%
Cemetery Fire Butte 8/09/2023 68
100%
Bunnie Fire San Diego 8/09/2023 184
100%
Almond Fire Kern 8/06/2023 5,229
100%
Pass San Diego 8/06/2023 36
100%
No Name Fire Kern 8/05/2023 1,120
100%
Boulevard Fire Kern 8/04/2023 88
100%
Ridge Fire Shasta 8/04/2023 28
100%
Clayton Fire Santa Clara 8/03/2023 68
100%
Almond Fire Riverside 8/02/2023 95
100%
Stanley Fire Riverside 8/02/2023 16
100%
Tecuya Fire Kern 8/02/2023 External Incident Link
Haberkern Fire Kern 8/01/2023 35
100%
Beale Fire Kern 8/01/2023 61
100%
East Fire Kern 8/01/2023 1,540
100%
RV Fire Merced 8/01/2023 29
100%
Nuevo Fire Riverside 8/01/2023 20
100%
York Fire San Bernardino 8/01/2023 93,078
100%
Shell Fire San Luis Obispo 7/30/2023 100
100%
Flynn Fire Alameda 7/29/2023 80
100%
Scodie Fire Kern 7/28/2023 20
100%
Sunset Fire Riverside 7/27/2023 103
100%
Bonny Fire Riverside 7/27/2023 2,322
100%
Turkey Fire Butte 7/26/2023 65
100%
Victor Fire Los Angeles 7/25/2023 70
100%
Long Fire Fresno 7/25/2023 33
100%
Agua Fire Los Angeles 7/25/2023 421
100%
Wonder Fire Shasta 7/24/2023 162
100%
Idria Fire San Benito 7/19/2023 296
100%
Oak Fire Riverside 7/19/2023 137
100%
Juniper Fire Fresno 7/18/2023 15
100%
Stony Fire Glenn 7/18/2023 89
100%
Lodoga Fire Colusa 7/16/2023 22
100%
Gavilan Fire Riverside 7/15/2023 301
100%
Rabbit Fire Riverside 7/14/2023 8,283
100%
Highland Fire Riverside 7/14/2023 105
100%
Reche Fire Riverside 7/14/2023 437
100%
Pulsar Fire Riverside 7/13/2023 12
100%
Avocado Fire Riverside 7/12/2023 10
100%
Liberty Fire Amador 7/11/2023 71
100%
Spring Fire Riverside 7/11/2023 35
100%
Carbon Fire Amador 7/11/2023 58
100%
Snake Fire Riverside 7/11/2023 30
100%
Rider Fire Riverside 7/11/2023 12
100%
Vineyard Fire Monterey, San Luis Obispo 7/09/2023 392
100%
Park Fire San Diego 7/09/2023 64
100%
Village Fire Riverside 7/08/2023 External Incident Link
District Fire Kern 7/07/2023 1,044
100%
Frog Fire Riverside 7/06/2023 33
100%
Day Fire Riverside 7/05/2023 56
100%
Lincoln Fire Riverside 7/05/2023 39
100%
Bernasconi Fire Riverside 7/04/2023 18
100%
Roundup Fire San Bernardino 7/04/2023 34
100%
Peter Fire Los Angeles 7/03/2023 14
100%
Whiskey Fire Madera 7/03/2023 External Incident Link
Gann Fire Calaveras 7/02/2023 105
100%
Champagne Fire Kern 6/30/2023 25
100%
Crane Fire Fresno 6/27/2023 24
100%
Juniper Fire Riverside 6/27/2023 68
100%
Nice Fire San Bernardino 6/27/2023 90
100%
Balfour Fire Contra Costa 6/25/2023 74
100%
Peoria Fire Yuba 6/23/2023 59
100%
Harney Fire Tuolumne 6/21/2023 37
100%
Viper Fire Riverside 6/21/2023 25
100%
Black Wood Fire San Diego 6/20/2023 37
100%
Garbani Fire Riverside 6/20/2023 43
100%
Slough Fire Fresno 6/18/2023 640
100%
Rocky Fire Tulare 6/18/2023 141
100%
Wildcat Fire Fresno 6/16/2023 External Incident Link
Snell Fire Napa 6/16/2023 103
100%
Scott Fire Yuba 6/15/2023 115
100%
Frank Fire Tehama 6/15/2023 32
100%
Henderson Fire Lake 6/14/2023 21
100%
Geology Fire San Bernardino 6/10/2023 1,088
100%
Gulch Fire Mariposa 6/10/2023 25
100%
Rodeo Fire Fresno 6/09/2023 15
100%
Range Fire Monterey 6/04/2023 72
100%
Valley Fire Tulare 6/03/2023 135
100%
Panoche Fire Fresno 6/03/2023 65
100%
Orange Fire Fresno 6/01/2023 108
100%
Sicard Fire Yuba 5/30/2023 13
100%
Pistol Fire Fresno 5/30/2023 123
100%
Ramona Fire Riverside 5/22/2023 348
100%
Point Fire Shasta 5/21/2023 10
100%
Johnson Fire Riverside 5/20/2023
66 Fire Riverside 5/15/2023 127
100%
Nob Fire San Bernardino 4/26/2023 External Incident Link
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2023 Fire Year

The 2023 fire season in California, marked by proactive management and favorable weather conditions, saw a substantial decrease in both the number of wildfires and the total acreage burned, compared to the 5-year average. The total acreage burned was remarkably lower, with approximately 325,000 acres affected, significantly less than the 5-year average of over 2,300,000 acres.

Notable fires included the Emerald Fire in Mendocino County, which despite its rapid spread, was contained effectively without major structural damages or casualties. The efforts of CAL FIRE, coupled with improved resource management and community preparedness, played a key role in mitigating the impact of wildfires throughout the state. Additionally, the widespread adoption of preventive measures, such as controlled burns and vegetation management, contributed to the overall reduction in fire severity and scale. This year serves as a testament to the effectiveness of strategic planning and collaborative efforts in wildfire management.

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