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2018 California wildfires


California wildfires: new blaze erupts and spreads north of Los Angeles


California Wildfires Continue, Survivors Describe Deadly Conditions | TODAY


Wildfires in California spread dangerously close to Hollywood | ABC News


Santa Ana winds spark new California wildfires l ABC News


Battle against massive wildfires in California rages on | ABC News

The 2018 wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire season on record in California, with a total of 8,527 fires burning an area of 1,893,913 acres (766,439 ha), the largest amount of burned acreage recorded in a fire season, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), as of December 21. The fires have caused more than $3.5 billion in damages, including $1.792 billion in fire suppression costs. Through the end of August 2018, Cal Fire alone spent $432 million on operations. The Mendocino Complex Fire burned more than 459,000 acres (186,000 ha), becoming the largest complex fire in the state's history, with the complex's Ranch Fire surpassing the Thomas Fire and the Santiago Canyon Fire of 1889 to become California's single-largest recorded wildfire.
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