Current Year Statistics

The below statistics are tracked on a weekly basis and provide a snapshot of the number of fires and acres burned. These are preliminary numbers taken from our Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, and will likely change as dispatched wildfires may end up being other types of fires or false alarms. These numbers are subject to change until the final fire season reports are completed and tabulated.

Number of Fires and Acres:

Interval Fires Acres
January 1, 2019 through December 2, 2019 5,641 128,831
January 1, 2018 through December 2, 2018 6,060 789,062
5-Year Average (same interval) 5,605 406,731
2019 Combined YTD (CALFIRE & US Forest Service) 6,872 253,321


(Statistics include all wildfires responded to by CAL FIRE in both the State Responsibility Area, as well as the Local Responsibility Area under contract with the department. Statistics may not include wildfires in State Responsibility Area protected by CAL FIRE’s contract counties. Final numbers will be provided in the annual Wildfire Activity Statistics Report (Redbook) once it’s published.)

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Historical Wildfire Activity Statistics

2019 Statistics and Events

Northern:

Unit Name Summer Preparedness Winter Preparedness
Sonoma-Lake-Napa  June 17, 2019 December 9, 2019
Amador-El Dorado  July 1, 2019 December 9, 2019
Mendocino  May 20, 2019  December 9, 2019
Santa Clara  June 10, 2019 December 9, 2019
Humboldt-Del Norte  May 20, 2019  December 9, 2019
San Mateo-Santa Cruz  May 31, 2019  December 9, 2019
Tehama-Glenn  May 20, 2019  December 9, 2019
Shasta-Trinity  May 20, 2019  December 9, 2019
Lassen-Modoc  May 27, 2019  December 9, 2019
Siskiyou  May 20, 2019  December 9, 2019
Butte  May 20, 2019  December 9, 2019
Nevada-Yuba-Placer  May 20, 2019  December 9, 2019

 

Southern:

Unit Name Summer Preparedness Winter Preparedness
Madera-Mariposa-Merced     
San Diego     
San Luis Obispo  May 1, 2019  December 6, 2019
Riverside    December 6, 2019
Tulare  April 15, 2019   
San Benito-Monterey  July 1, 2019 December 9, 2019
Fresno-Kings  April 22, 2019  
Tuolumne-Calaveras  June 17, 2019 December 9, 2019
San Bernardino  July 1, 2019  

2018 Statistics and Events

The below statistics are tracked on a weekly basis and provide a snapshot of the number of fires and acres burned. These are preliminary numbers taken from our Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, and will likely change as dispatched wildfires may end up being other types of fires or false alarms. These numbers are subject to change until the final fire season reports are completed and tabulated.

Number of Fires and Acres:

Interval Fires Acres
January 1, 2018 through December 30, 2018 6,284 876,147
January 1, 2017 through December 30, 2017 7,117 505,956
5 year average (same interval) 5,756 233,483
2018 Combined YTD (CALFIRE & US Forest Service) 7,571 1,671,203


(Statistics include all wildfires responded to by CAL FIRE in both the State Responsibility Area, as well as the Local Responsibility Area under contract with the department. Statistics may not include wildfires in State Responsibility Area protected by CAL FIRE’s contract counties. Final numbers will be provided in the annual Wildfire Activity Statistics Report (Redbook) once it’s published.)

Northern:

Unit Name Summer Preparedness Winter Preparedness
Sonoma-Lake-Napa  May 14, 2018  December 10, 2018 
Amador-El Dorado  May 14, 2018  December 10, 2018 
Santa Clara  June 18, 2018  December 10, 2018 
Mendocino  May 14, 2018  December 10, 2018 
Humboldt-Del Norte  May 14, 2018  December 10, 2018 
San Mateo-Santa Cruz  May 14, 2018  December 10, 2018 
Tehama-Glenn  May 14, 2018  December 10, 2018 
Shasta-Trinity  May 14, 2018  December 10, 2018 
Lassen-Modoc  May 14, 2018  December 10, 2018 
Siskiyou  May 14, 2018  December 10, 2018 
Butte  May 14, 2018  December 10, 2018 
Nevada-Yuba-Placer  May 14, 2018  December 10, 2018 

 

Southern:

Unit Name Summer Preparedness Winter Preparedness
Madera-Mariposa-Merced  May 14, 2018  December 17, 2018 
San Diego  May 14, 2018   
San Luis Obispo  May 14, 2018  December 10, 2018 
Riverside  Year-round   
Tulare  May 14, 2018   
San Benito-Monterey  Year-round   
Fresno-Kings  Year-round   
Tuolumne-Calaveras  June 11, 2018  December 17, 2018 
San Bernardino  May 14, 2018 

2017 Statistics and Events

The below statistics are tracked on a weekly basis and provide a snapshot of the number of fires and acres burned. These are preliminary numbers taken from our Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, and will likely change as dispatched wildfires may end up being other types of fires or false alarms. These numbers are subject to change until the final fire season reports are completed and tabulated.

Number of Fires and Acres:

Interval Fires Acres
January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 7,117 505,956
January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 4,785 244,319
5 year average (same interval) 4,835 202,786
2017 Combined YTD (CALFIRE & US Forest Service) 9,133 1,248,606

(Statistics include all wildfires responded to by CAL FIRE in both the State Responsibility Area, as well as the Local Responsibility Area under contract with the department. Statistics may not include wildfires in State Responsibility Area protected by CAL FIRE’s contract counties. Final numbers will be provided in the annual Wildfire Activity Statistics Report (Redbook) once it’s published.)

 

Northern:

Unit Name Summer Preparedness Winter Preparedness
Sonoma-Lake-Napa  May 29, 2017  November 15, 2017 
Amador-El Dorado  May 29, 2017  November 20, 2017 
Mendocino  May 29, 2017  November 20, 2017 
Santa Clara  May 29, 2017  November 20, 2017 
Humboldt-Del Norte  May 29, 2017  November 15, 2017 
San Mateo-Santa Cruz  May 29, 2017   
Tehama-Glenn  May 29, 2017  November 20, 2017 
Shasta-Trinity  May 29, 2017  November 20, 2017 
Lassen-Modoc  May 29, 2017  November 20, 2017 
Siskiyou  May 29, 2017  November 20, 2017 
Butte  May 29, 2017  November 20, 2017 
Nevada-Yuba-Placer  May 29, 2017  November 20, 2017 

 

Southern:

Unit Name Summer Preparedness Winter Preparedness
Madera-Mariposa-Merced  June 12, 2017  January 21, 2018 
San Diego  June 12, 2017  January 22, 2018 
San Luis Obispo  June 12, 2017  January 22, 2018 
Riverside  June 12, 2017  Year-round 
Tulare  June 12, 2017  November 17, 2017 
San Benito-Monterey  June 12, 2017  January 15, 2018 
Fresno-Kings  June 12, 2017  Year-round 
Tuolumne-Calaveras  June 12, 2017  January 22, 2018 
San Bernardino  June 12, 2017  February 12, 2018