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2018 California wildfires
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An August 1, 2018, satellite image of the wildfires burning in Northern California and Southern Oregon; smoke can be seen trailing northeastward over Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho
Fatalities 97 civilians and 6 firefighters killed
Injuries At least 80 total

The 2018 California wildfires killed more people and did more damage than any other year on record. More than 7,500 wildfires burned an area of 1,667,855 acres (674,957 hectares). That was the largest number of acres burned in a recorded fire season, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) and National Interagency Fire Center, as of November 11, 2018.

The fires caused more than US$2.975 billion in damage. That included $1.366 billion in wildfire suppression costs. Through the end of August 2018, Cal Fire alone spent over $432 million on operations.

The Mendocino Complex Fire was the biggest wildfire in California history. This fire caused over $257 million in damage. At least one firefighter was killed.

The Camp Fire did more damage than any other in California history. The fire alone destroyed or damaged more than 17,000 homes and businesses. It also killed 84 people.

More than 100 people were killed by the wildfires in California in 2018. The wildfires caused billions of dollars in damage.

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