2018 - Woolsey Fire, CA #1
Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Start Date: November 8, 2018. Fatalities: 3. Evacuated: 295,000. Burned Acres: 96,949. Structures Burned: 1,643. 100% containment: November 21. The fire moved southwest from Woolsey Canyon and across Hwy 101, all the way to Malibu. Homes, hotels, historic places, tv filming sets -- private, public, state and federal lands burned in this Santa Ana Wind fueled fire. Critically dry chaparral in rugged terrain challenged the 3,242 firefighters who fought the fire. Flooding after heavy rainfall followed in December, bringing more destruction to the area.
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