2018 California wildfires facts for kids
Quick facts for kids2018 California wildfires
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.
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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