|Location||Tehama County, Shasta County California|
|Date(s)||August 18, 2012– August 31, 2012|
|Burned area||27,676 acres (11,200 ha)|
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. 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.
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