20 deadliest California wildfires listed, Wine Country Fires top the list

- Search teams with cadaver dogs began a ghastly search Thursday when they set out looking for those who potentially died in the Wine Country Fires. Sorting through the wreckage revealed more charred remains, bringing the death toll to 31.

The new deaths confirmed on Thursday make this California’s deadliest week of wildfires.

Here’s a look at the top 20 deadliest California wildfires provided by Cal Fire. Wine Country Fires included are Tubbs, Redwood Valley and Cascade. Napa death toll (2) is not on this list.

First Name (Cause)

Date

County

Acres

Structures

Deaths

Griffith Park (Unknown)

October 1933

Los Angeles

47

0

29

Tunnel – Oakland Hills (Rekindle)

October 1991

Alameda

1,600

2,900

25

Tubbs* (Under Investigation)

October 2017

Napa & Sonoma

34,270

Not totaled

17

Cedar (Human Related)

October 2003

San Diego

273,246

2,820

15

Rattlesnake (Arson)

July 1953

Glenn

1,340

0

15

Loop (Unknown)

November 1966

Los Angeles

2,028

0

12

Hauser Creek (Human Related)

October 1943

San Diego

13,145

0

11

Inaja (Human Related)

November 1956

San Diego

43,904

0

11

Iron Alps Complex (Lightning)

August 2008

Trinity

105,855

10

10

Redwood Valley* (Under Investigation)

October 2017

Mendocino

32,100

Not totaled

8

Harris (Under Investigation)

October 2007

San Diego

90,440

548

8

 

Canyon (Unknown)

August 1968

Los Angeles

22,197

0

8

Old (Human Related)

October 2003

San Bernardino

91,281

1,003

6

Decker (Vehicle)

August 1959

Riverside

1,425

1

6

Hacienda

September 1955

Los Angeles

1,150

0

6

Esperanza (Unknown)

October 2006

Riverside

40,200

54

5

Laguna (Powerlines)

September 1970

San Diego

175,425

382

5

Cascade*

October 2017

Yuba

10,171

Not totaled

4

Valley (Electrical)

September 2015

Lake, Napa & Sonoma

76,067

1,955

4

Panorama (Arson)

November 1980

San Bernardino

23,600

325

4

 

*Fires are uncontained and likely to change

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