clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

California wildfires at a glance

An air tanker drops fire retardant near homes where a wildfire driven by powerful Santa Ana winds threatened homes, Monday in Malibu, Calif.
An air tanker drops fire retardant near homes where a wildfire driven by powerful Santa Ana winds threatened homes, Monday in Malibu, Calif.
Mark J. Terrill, Associated Press

Major wildfires in California:

Buckweed Fire: 35,547 acres in northeastern Los Angeles County south of Agua Dulce. Twenty percent contained. Approximately 15,000 people and 5,500 homes evacuated. Fifteen homes, 17 outbuildings, 40 vehicles destroyed. Four people injured.

Canyon Fire: 3,800 acres in coastal community of Malibu. 8 percent contained. About 200 homes evacuated. Six homes and a church destroyed. Nine other homes, five commercial buildings damaged. Four injuries reported.

Harris Fire: 22,000 acres about 70 miles southeast of San Diego north of the border town of Tecate. Five percent contained. Unknown number of homes destroyed. One civilian killed, 16 people and five firefighters injured.

Witch Fire: Some 145,000 acres burned in northern San Diego County between Ramona and Santa Ysabel. No containment. 500 homes, 50 outbuildings and 100 businesses destroyed. 300 other structures damaged, including 250 homes. One civilian and 7 firefighters injured.

Rice Fire: At least 300 acres burned in Fallbrook in eastern San Diego County. No containment. Some 45,000 people evacuated. Unknown number of structures destroyed.

Grass Valley Fire: More than 300 acres in Grass Valley area west and northwest of Lake Arrowhead in San Bernardino Mountains. At least 113 homes destroyed and several communities evacuated. No containment.

Slide Fire: More than 1,500 acres in Green Valley Lake area of San Bernardino Mountains. At least 20 structures destroyed and several communities evacuated.

Santiago Fire: 15,000 acres in Orange County east of Irvine. Thirty percent contained. Two outbuildings damaged, one destroyed. Four minor injuries to firefighters.

Ranch Fire: 29,000 acres near Piru in Ventura County. Ten percent contained. About 200 people evacuated. One homes destroyed and no injuries reported.

Sedgewick Fire: 710 acres near Los Olivos in Santa Barbara County. Fully contained. No evacuations. No homes destroyed and no reports of injuries.

Magic Fire: 1,200 acres in northern Los Angeles County in Stevenson Ranch. 20 percent contained. Unknown structures threatened.