With No Rain in Sight, California Anticipates More Devastation and Possibility of New Fires | Univision News United States

The August Complex fire in Northern California is now the largest fire in the state since records began in 1932.

Several other fires that started in August have also risen up the list of the largest in recent history, including the SCU and LNU Lightning Complex Fires and the North Complex Fire.

Here are the 10 largest fires in California history with accurate figures as of Monday, September 16.

1. INCENDIO AUGUST COMPLEX (Tehama County), August 2020
Acres burned: 877,477
Destroyed structures: 26
Deaths: 1

2. MENDOCINO COMPLEX FIRE (Colusa County, Lake County, Glenn County, Mendocino Counties), July 2018
Acres burned: 459,123
Destroyed structures: 280
Deaths: 1

3. SCU LIGHTNING COMPLEX FIRE (Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin counties), August 2020
Acres burned: 396,624
Destroyed structures: 222
Deaths: 0

4. LNU LIGHTNING COMPLEX (Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Yolo, and Solano counties), August 2020
Acres burned: 363,220
Destroyed structures: 1.491
Deaths: 5

5. THOMAS FIRE (Ventura, Santa Barbara counties), December 2017
Acres burned: 281,893
Destroyed structures: 1.063
Deaths: 2

6. CEDAR FIRE (San Diego County), October 2003
Acres burned: 273,246
Structures desSize: 2,820
Deaths: 15

7. RUSH FIRE (Lassen County), August 2012
Acres burned: 271,911 in California; 43,666 in Nevada
Destroyed structures: 0
Deaths: 0

8. NORTH COMPLEX FIRE (Plumas County), August 2020
Acres burned: 273,335
Destroyed structures: 706
Deaths: 15

9. RIM FIRE (Tuolumne County), August 2013
Acres burned: 257,314
Destroyed structures: 112
Deaths: 0

10. ZACA FIRE (Santa Barbara), July 2007
Acres burned: 240,207
Destroyed structures: 1
Deaths: 0

This list only takes into account fires that occurred in or after 1932, as records prior to this date are less reliable, according to Cal Fire.

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