2005 California wildfires

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2005 California wildfires
California wildfire September 29 2005.jpg
NASA satellite image of the Topanga Fire, on September 29, 2005
Statistics[1]
Total fires7,162
Total area222,538 acres (900.58 km2)[2]
Cost>$166.4 million (2005 USD)[3]
Fatalities1 civilian[2]
Season
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The 2005 California wildfires were a series of wildfires that were active in the state of California during the year 2005. In total, there were 7,162 fires[1] that burned 222,538 acres (900.58 km2) of land.[2]

Fires[edit]

Below is a list of all fires that exceeded 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) during the 2005 fire season.[2] The list is taken from CAL FIRE's list of large fires.

Name County Acres Km2 Start Date Contained Date Notes
Dos Amigos Merced 1,232 5.0 June 3, 2005 June 3, 2005
Five Fresno 5,514 22.3 June 4, 2005 June 5, 2005
Sperry Stanislaus 1,330 5.4 June 4, 2005 June 4, 2005
Pioneer San Bernardino 1,876 7.6 June 18, 2005 June 19, 2005
Paradise San Bernardino 3,082 12.5 June 22, 2005 June 25, 2005
Soboba Riverside 2,000 8.1 June 22, 2005 June 24, 2005
Hackberry San Bernardino 71,000 287.3 June 22, 2005 June 27, 2005
Bailey Madera 1,056 4.3 July 2, 2005 July 2, 2005
Tovey Los Angeles 1,200 4.9 July 5, 2005 July 6, 2005
Millwood Tulare 2,600 10.5 July 7, 2005 July 7, 2005
Nine Tulare 1,150 4.7 July 9, 2005 July 9, 2005
Tesla Alameda 6,744 27.3 July 19, 2005 July 20, 2005
China Lake Kern 1,282 5.2 July 19, 2005 July 19, 2005
Kingston San Bernardino 3,500 14.2 July 22, 2005 July 23, 2005
Cowpie Merced 3,200 12.9 August 1, 2005 August 1, 2005
Halloran San Bernardino 1,500 6.1 August 3, 2005 August 3, 2005 1 civilian killed[2]
Deer Lake 1,700 6.9 August 9, 2005 August 9, 2005
ThirySix Tehama 2,700 10.9 August 10, 2005 August 11, 2005
Barrel Modoc 24,800 100.4 August 22, 2005 August 22, 2005
Harding Sierra 2,270 9.2 August 24, 2005 August 24, 2005
Manton Tehama 1,830 7.4 August 26, 2005 August 29, 2005
Blaisdell Riverside 5,493 22.2 August 26, 2005 August 30, 2005
Gorman Kern 2,386 9.7 September 3, 2005 September 5, 2005
Pine Tulare 1,600 6.5 September 19, 2005 September 19, 2005
Topanga San Bernardino 24,175 97.8 September 28, 2005 October 7, 2005
San Timoteo Riverside 1,100 4.5 September 28, 2005 September 28, 2005
Harvard Los Angeles 1,094 4.4 September 29, 2005 October 4, 2005
River Madera 6,000 24.3 October 5, 2005 October 5, 2005
Border 50 San Diego 4,103 16.6 October 5, 2005 October 8, 2005
Woodhouse Riverside 6,500 26.3 October 5, 2005 October 7, 2005
School Ventura 3,891 15.7 November 18, 2005 November 19, 2005

Labor Day brush fire[edit]

On Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2005, a small brush fire erupted and burned parts of Rancho Peñasquitos and Black Mountain Open Space Park.[4] The wildfire quickly grew to 200 acres (0.81 km2), and triggered the evacuation of 200 homes in Rancho Peñasquitos, before further growth was stopped by firefighters.[4][5] The fire was fully extinguished by September 7.[6][5] Despite its small size, the brush fire was the worst wildfire to affect San Diego City in two years, since the Cedar Fire of 2003.[5] The wildfire resulted in 6 injuries, but did not result in structural damages.[6][5] The brush fire determined to have been started by a teenage boy, who was subsequently arrested.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Report of Wildland Fires and Acres Burned by State 2005" (PDF). National Interagency Fire Center. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Large Fires 2005" (PDF). CAL FIRE. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  3. ^ "CAL FIRE 2005 Wildland Fire Summary" (PDF). CalFire. March 2006. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Leslie Wolf Branscomb (5 September 2005). "Brush fire burns 200 acres in Penasquitos, forces evacuation". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d Will Carless (6 September 2005). "Rancho Penasquitos Homes Evacuated as Firefighters Battle Blaze". Voice of San Diego. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "San Diego Teen Arrested in Connection with Labor Day Brush Fire; 200 Homes Were Evacuated". Claims Journal. 7 September 2005. Retrieved 13 November 2017.