Ponderosa Fire

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Ponderosa Fire
Location Tehama County, Shasta County California
Statistics[1]
Date(s) August 18, 2012 (2012-08-18) – August 31, 2012 (2012-08-31)
Burned area 27,676 acres (11,200 ha)
Cause Lightning
Buildings
destroyed
  • 52 residences
  • 81 outbuildings
Non-fatal injuries 7

The Ponderosa Fire was a devastating fire during the 2012 California wildfire season. While the fire only burned 27,676 acres (11,200 ha) it destroyed 133 structures making it the most destructive fire of the year.[1] At the height of the fire, on August 24, over 2,300 firefighters were involved with the effort which included 254 fire engines, 46 bulldozers and 54 water tenders.[1]

The fire[edit]

The Ponderosa Fire started at around 11:30 AM PDT, on August 18, 2012.[2] The fire was ignited by lightning which sparked an area on Red Bluff, near Manton.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ponderosa Fire". CAL FIRE. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Ponderosa Fire Prompts Evacuations and Emergency Order". Los Angeles Times. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  3. ^ So, Ericka (4 May 2015). "Science Used to Fight Fires Before the Flames". KRCR News. Retrieved 31 August 2015.