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A Butte County sheriff deputy searches the property of a home for a reported Camp Fire victim.
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California state wildfire map [Updated]

Outside of Butte County, NorCal flames are burning fairly low

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A Butte County sheriff deputy searches the property of a home for a reported Camp Fire victim.
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The Camp Fire in Butte County has already destroyed thousands of homes and tens of thousands of acres of land, eradicating the towns of Paradise and Pulga, and now threatening the much larger community of Chico.

The fatal blaze has also dispersed naive hopes that the worst of California’s 2018 fires may be behind us after a relatively quiet September and October.

Looking at Cal Fire’s Incident Map, the state’s official fire agency records more than a dozen active, non-contained burns across the state.

However, closer examination reveals that the majority of these blazes are outdated citations that Cal Fire has long since handed off to other agencies, some that burned out as far back as August.

Right now there are only a few active, large-scale burns being addressed by state agencies—including the massive Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles.

Despite this seeming small number, 2018 has been one of the worst years for wildfires in California history; to date, Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service record a total of more than 1.36 million acres burnt by 6,814 fires.

For comparison, 2017’s firestorms burned just more than 1.24 million acres. While 2017 did see more fires in all—over 9,100—the conflagrations of 2018 have spread further and faster.

All of the fires listed on the map are active. We will continue to update as firefighting efforts continue.

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Green Hill Fire

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Size: 10 acres.

Containment: Zero percent.

Camp Fire / Butte Fire

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Size: 151,373 acres

Containment: 70 percent

Trees are silhouetted against a wildfire that burns and glows orange and red. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Brushy Fire

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Size: 35 acres

Containment: 50 percent

Nurse Fire

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Size: 2,500 acres

Containment: 90 percent

Niles Fire

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Size: 20 acres.

Containment: 90 percent.

Bear Fire

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Size: 15 acres.

Containment: 95 percent.

Rincon Fire

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Size: 17 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Briggs Fire

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Size: 75 acres.

Containment: 100 percent.

Peak Fire

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Size: 86 acres.

Containment: 100 percent.

Woolsey Fire

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Size: 96,949 acres

Containment: 94 percent

Hill Fire

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Size: 4,531 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Sierra Fire

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Size: 147 acres.

Containment: 85 percent.

Green Hill Fire

Size: 10 acres.

Containment: Zero percent.

Camp Fire / Butte Fire

Trees are silhouetted against a wildfire that burns and glows orange and red. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Size: 151,373 acres

Containment: 70 percent

Trees are silhouetted against a wildfire that burns and glows orange and red. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Brushy Fire

Size: 35 acres

Containment: 50 percent

Nurse Fire

Size: 2,500 acres

Containment: 90 percent

Niles Fire

Size: 20 acres.

Containment: 90 percent.

Bear Fire

Size: 15 acres.

Containment: 95 percent.

Rincon Fire

Size: 17 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Briggs Fire

Size: 75 acres.

Containment: 100 percent.

Peak Fire

Size: 86 acres.

Containment: 100 percent.

Woolsey Fire

Size: 96,949 acres

Containment: 94 percent

Hill Fire

Size: 4,531 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Sierra Fire

Size: 147 acres.

Containment: 85 percent.