By the numbers: California wildfires and power shutoffs

Petaluma firefighter take a nap at the Robert Young Estate Winery after fighting the Kincade Fire for 26 hours straight.

Fires raged across California and millions were left in the dark as utilities shut off power to prevent equipment from sparking more flames because of historic winds knocking down trees and transmission lines.

As of Monday, here is a look at the havoc being wreaked across the state by the numbers:

  • Nine major fires were reported across California.
  • The largest fire in the state was the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County had scorched 66,231 acres and was 5 percent contained. (On Sunday morning, the acreage was 30,000, which had been 10 percent contained.) 
  • 200,000 people were evacuated, mostly in Sonoma County.
  • 96 structures were destroyed and 79,575 are threatened in Sonoma County.
  • More than 4,500 firefighters were called into help. 
  • About 200 California National Guard members were also activated. 
  • Petaluma firefighters were awake for 36 hours straight. 
  • A total of 299 engines, 50 dozers, 23 water tenders and 10 helicopters were being used to support the 68 agencies fighting back the Kincade Fire. 
  • Two firefighters have been injured. Cal Fire spokesman Jonathan Cox said Sunday one firefighter sustained serious burn injuries and was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center. The other firefighter who was burned had minor injuries. 
  • Zero civilian injuries. Zero deaths. 
  • Winds peaked at 93 mph in Healdsburg on Saturday night. 
  • A total of 960,000 PG&E customers - affecting about 2 million people -- were without power on Sunday, including 492,000 in the Bay Area. 
  • PG&E equipment linked to 400-plus fires in 2018

About 200 National Guard members have been called in to help fight the Kincade Fire. More than 3,000 firefighters are also battling the flames. Oct. 27, 2019


Kincade Fire in Sonoma County scorches 30,000 acres 

Historic Soda Rock Winery engulfed in flames

Resources for Sonoma County evacuees 

Smaller fires in Contra Costa County 

Vallejo fires shut down Carquinez Bridge

PG&E equipment possibly involved in 400+ fires

Winds reached 92 mph in Healdsburg