2011 California wildfires

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2011 California wildfires
LionFireMODIS.jpg
MODIS satellite image of the Lion Fire from space, on July 29, 2011
Statistics[1]
Total fires7,989
Total area168,545 acres (682.08 km2)[2]
Cost>$138.2 million (2011 USD)[3]
FatalitiesNone reported[2]
Non-fatal injuriesNone reported[2]
Season
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The 2011 California wildfires were a series of wildfires that were active in the state of California during the year 2011. In total, there were 7,989 fires[1] that burned 168,545 acres (682.08 km2) of land.[2]

Fires[edit]

Below is a list of all fires that exceeded 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) during the 2011 fire season.[2] The list is, and all data herein, is taken from CAL FIRE's list of large fires, except where otherwise cited.

Name County Acres Km2 Start Date Contained Date Notes
Cove Kern 1,122 4.5 May 27, 2011 May 31, 2011
Cougar Modoc 2,000 8.1 June 8, 2011 June 13, 2011
Antelope Kern 5,200 21.0 June 19, 2011 June 21, 2011 2 structures destroyed
Quinn Kern 3,154 12.8 June 21, 2011 June 22, 2011
Stage Tulare 1,213 4.9 June 27, 2011 July 2, 2011
Lion Tulare 20,500 83.0 July 8, 2011 October 10, 2011
Scorpion Complex Modoc 2,945 11.9 July 15, 2011 July 18, 2011
Eagle San Diego 14,100 57.1 July 21, 2011 July 29, 2011
Annie Modoc 2,076 8.4 August 18, 2011 August 21, 2011
Motor Mariposa 5,231 21.2 August 25, 2011 September 4, 2011
Wells San Bernardino 1,723 7.0 August 28, 2011 August 31, 2011
Hill San Bernardino 1,135 4.6 September 2, 2011 September 2, 2011 3 structures destroyed
Soda San Luis Obispo 1,528 6.2 September 3, 2011 September 4, 2011 1 structures destroyed
Canyon Kern 14,585 59.0 September 4, 2011 September 11, 2011 100 structures destroyed
Milton San Joaquin 1,122 4.5 September 9, 2011 September 11, 2011
Keene Complex Kern 2,577 10.4 September 10, 2011 September 14, 2011
Comanche Complex Kern 29,338 118.7 September 10, 2011 September 14, 2011 Originated as 4 separate fires.[4]
Breckenridge Complex Kern 25,213 102.0 September 10, 2011 September 17, 2011
John Inyo 5,300 21.4 September 13, 2011 September 16, 2011
Tamarack Mariposa 1,011 4.1 September 13, 2011 October 17, 2011
65 Fire Kern 2,005 8.1 September 23, 2011 September 23, 2011
Ruth Trinity 1,460 5.9 September 23, 2011 September 28, 2011 31 structures destroyed
Buckeye Mono 1,140 4.6 September 25, 2011 September 27, 2011
Great San Diego 2,135 8.6 October 1, 2011 October 7, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Report of Wildland Fires and Acres Burned by State 2011" (PDF). National Interagency Fire Center. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Large Fires 2011" (PDF). CAL FIRE. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  3. ^ "CAL FIRE 2011 Wildland Fire Summary" (PDF). CalFire. April 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Comanche Fire Complex". CAL FIRE. Retrieved 31 August 2015.