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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However, closer examination reveals that the majority of these blazes are outdated citations that Cal Fire has long since handed off to other agencies, some that burned out as far back as August.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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1. Green Hill Fire

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Size: 10 acres.

Containment: Zero percent.

2. 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

3. Brushy Fire

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Size: 35 acres

Containment: 50 percent

4. Nurse Fire

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Size: 2,500 acres

Containment: 90 percent

5. Niles Fire

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Size: 20 acres.

Containment: 90 percent.

6. Bear Fire

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Middleton Dr
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Size: 15 acres.

Containment: 95 percent.

7. Rincon Fire

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Size: 17 acres

Containment: 100 percent

8. Briggs Fire

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Size: 75 acres.

Containment: 100 percent.

9. Peak Fire

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Size: 86 acres.

Containment: 100 percent.

10. Woolsey Fire

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Chatsworth Reservoir
Los Angeles, CA 91311

Size: 96,949 acres

Containment: 94 percent

11. Hill Fire

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Size: 4,531 acres

Containment: 100 percent

12. Sierra Fire

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Size: 147 acres.

Containment: 85 percent.

1. Green Hill Fire

Blue Lake, CA

Size: 10 acres.

Containment: Zero percent.

2. Camp Fire / Butte Fire

Paradise, CA 95969
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Size: 151,373 acres

Containment: 70 percent

3. Brushy Fire

Dos Rios, CA

Size: 35 acres

Containment: 50 percent

4. Nurse Fire

Suisun City, CA

Size: 2,500 acres

Containment: 90 percent

5. Niles Fire

Sunol, CA

Size: 20 acres.

Containment: 90 percent.

6. Bear Fire

Middleton Dr, Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Size: 15 acres.

Containment: 95 percent.

Middleton Dr
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

7. Rincon Fire

Paradise Park, CA 95060

Size: 17 acres

Containment: 100 percent

8. Briggs Fire

Santa Paula, CA 93060

Size: 75 acres.

Containment: 100 percent.

9. Peak Fire

Simi Valley, CA

Size: 86 acres.

Containment: 100 percent.

10. Woolsey Fire

Chatsworth Reservoir, Los Angeles, CA 91311

Size: 96,949 acres

Containment: 94 percent

Chatsworth Reservoir
Los Angeles, CA 91311

11. Hill Fire

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Size: 4,531 acres

Containment: 100 percent

12. Sierra Fire

Nealeys Corner, CA 92336

Size: 147 acres.

Containment: 85 percent.