San Francisco February 05, 2018
The 6 Worst And Most Tragic Wildfires That Have Gone Down Around San Francisco History
Natural disasters are always a threat in California. The past year has shown us the power and threat of Mother Nature, especially from wildfires. Learn more about these wildfires and take the time to be vigilant of natural disasters. Do you remember any of these older fires?
1. Tubbs Fire - Napa, Sonoma, and Lake counties, 2017.
The Tubbs Fire became the most destructive fire in California history. Fires were simultaneously burning in eight Northern California counties, causing a long period of burn time. Unfortunately, there have been records broken because total acreage burned was over 200,000, putting the combined fires on level with some of the largest on record.
2. Basin Complex Fire: Monterey County, 2008
In 2008, a fire raged over 162,818 acres of land in mountainous terrain near Carmel and Big Sur. At the time, this was the most expensive fire in California history, costing $120 million. Also, the Basin Complex Fire was the second most expensive fire in U.S. history.
3. The 1964 Wine Country Fires - Napa Valley
Before the recent wildfires of October 2017, there were fires in Napa and Sonoma counties in September of 1964 that were similar in an eerie way. The fire burned 53,000 acres and caused multiple brush fires, destroying many homes in Santa Rosa and Calistoga.
4. The Tunnel Fire - Oakland Hills Firestorm, 1991
Do you remember this fire? Sadly, the fire roared through the hills of North Oakland and southeastern Berkeley in October of 1991. Sadly, 2,843 single-family homes and 437 apartments and condos were destroyed.
5. Valley Fire - Lake County, 2015
This has been a destructive and problematic region for fires. The Valley Fire destroyed Harbin Hot Springs and still remains the third most destructive wildfire in state history in terms of structures burned.
6. Rim Fire - Tuolumne County, 2013
This was a wildfire that burned at the edge of Yosemite National Park in the fall of 2013. The Rim Fire burned from August 17 to October 24 of 2013. On a good note, there were no deaths reported in this fire. However, the cost associated with the fire was $127 million.
Do you remember any of these older fires? Leave your comments and tell us what you saw or just say hello.
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