Dozens of fires are burning throughout the state of California and roughly 14,000 firefighters are battling the flames. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported on September 7, 2020 that 7,452 separate fires had burned 2,617,607 acres throughout the state thus far in 2020 - making this year the largest wildfire season in the state's recorded history.
The map below gives you an idea of how much of the state is currently burning.
CAL FIRE maintains a list of fire incidents that includes the start date, location, number of acres burned, and percent of containment. Here are the 10 largest fires burning in California as of September 9, 2020.
ACRES STARTED FIRE NAME / COUNTY / CONTAINMENT
396,324 8/18 SCU Lightning Complex (Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Stanislaus) is 95% contained
375,209 8/16 LNU Lightning Fire (Napa, Sonoma, Lakem Yolo and Solano) is 91% contained
163,138 9/4 Creek Fire in Fresno is 0% contained
86,509 8/16 CZU Lightning Complex (Santa Cruz and San Mateo) is 83% contained
69,735 9/19 Butte / Tehama / Glen Lightning Complex is 58% contained
33,424 7/31 Apple Fire in Riverside is 95% contained
31,089 8/12 Lake Fire in Los Angeles is 95% contained
29,570 8/22 Sheep Fire in Plumas is 95% contained
17,565 9/4 Valley Fire is San Diego is 11% contained
11,259 9/5 El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino is 19% contained
As of September 9, CAL FIRE also shows that the total number of fires is up to 7,563 with 8 fatalities and 4,265 structures damaged or destroyed.
Images: Modified maps from BigStock.