California wildfire map 2017. The map below shows the area where officials hope to contain the fire. Some of the fires on the map are not in the jurisdiction of cal fire and are under the command of another local or federal fire agency. Northern california fires have destroyed at least 5700 buildings oct. Californias wine counties have been ravaged by wildfires leaving 10 people dead and more than 100 injured in sonoma napa yuba and elsewhere.
In terms of property damage 2017 was the most destructive wildfire season on record in california at the time with a total of 9133 fires burning 1381405 acres 559035 km 2 of land according to the california department of forestry and fire protection including five of the 20 most destructive wildland urban interface fires in the states history. According to state officials this months wildfires are some of the worst in state history with regards to the scope and scale of damage. Maps released by cal fire show that the thomas fire is currently located just north of ventura city and santa paula. The october 2017 northern california wildfires also known as the northern california firestorm north bay fires and the wine country fires were a series of 250 wildfires that started burning across the state of california united states beginning in early october.
Open full screen to view more. Smoke and flames rise as a wildfire from the santa rosa and napa valley moves through the area in california united states on october 10 2017. State officials announced friday that the wildfires across northern california have destroyed. At least 8400 homes and buildings have been destroyed after massive wildfires ravaged northern california.
The last five years have been very dry and fiery in california both in terms of numbers of wildfires that erupted through the state and the total acres burned.