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The 2006 California wildfires were a series of wildfires that were active in the state of California during the year 2006. In total, there were 8,202 fires[1] that burned 736,022 acres (2,978.58 km2) of land.[2]

2006 California wildfires
Esperanza fire-nasa1.jpg
NASA satellite image of the Esperanza Fire
Statistics[1]
Total fires8,202
Total area736,022 acres (2,978.58 km2)[2]
Cost>$266.2 million (2006 USD)[3]
Fatalities7 firefighters, 2 civilians killed[2]
Season
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FiresEdit

Below is a list of all fires that exceeded 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) during the 2006 fire season.[2] The list is taken from CAL FIRE's list of large fires.

Name County Acres Km2 Start Date Contained Date Notes
Sierra Riverside 10,584 42.8 February 6, 2006 February 6, 2006
Hotlum Siskiyou 3,019 12.2 February 25, 2006 February 27, 2006 4 structures destroyed
Torch Fresno 1,964 7.9 May 13, 2006 May 14, 2006
Stuhr Stanislaus 1,418 5.7 May 26, 2006 May 26, 2006
Alpaugh Tulare 1,700 6.9 May 27, 2006 May 27, 2006
Perkins Santa Barbara 14,988 60.7 June 19, 2006 June 26, 2006 7 structures destroyed
Boulder Complex Plumas 3,500 14.2 June 25, 2006 July 5, 2006 2 structures destroyed
Observation Complex Lassen 4,300 17.4 June 25, 2006 June 30, 2006
Goodale Inyo 3,750 15.2 June 26, 2006 June 29, 2006
Yolla Bolly Tehama 1,247 5.0 June 27, 2006 June 27, 2006
Del Puerto Stanislaus 2,590 10.5 June 30, 2006 July 3, 2006
Pedro Tuolumne 2,000 8.1 July 3, 2006 July 5, 2006
Pushwalla Complex Riverside 2,000 8.1 July 7, 2006 July 10, 2006
Happy Complex Modoc 1,780 7.2 July 9, 2006 July 9, 2006 2 firefighter fatalities
Canyon Stanislaus 34,000 137.6 July 9, 2006 July 17, 2006 11 structures destroyed
Sawtooth Complex San Bernardino 62,000 250.9 July 9, 2006 July 20, 2006 273 structures destroyed, 1 civilian fatality
Millard Fire Assist Riverside 24,210 98.0 July 9, 2006 July 9, 2006
Beck San Luis Obispo 1,500 6.1 July 11, 2006 July 12, 2006
Midway Alameda 6,400 25.9 July 11, 2006 July 11, 2006
Creek Lassen 1,234 5.0 July 18, 2006 July 21, 2006
Coytoe Tulare 1,325 5.4 July 20, 2006 July 21, 2006
Olive Merced 25,007 101.2 July 21, 2006 July 21, 2006
Ricco Monterey 14,506 58.7 July 22, 2006 July 27, 2006
Three Rocks Fresno 8,400 34.0 July 22, 2006 July 22, 2006
Horse San Diego 16,681 67.5 July 23, 2006 August 1, 2006
Happy Camp Siskiyou 3,318 13.4 July 23, 2006 September 24, 2006
Uncles Complex Siskiyou 30,454 123.2 July 23, 2006 October 31, 2006 1 structure destroyed
Oorleans Complex Humboldt 15,710 63.6 July 24, 2006 September 30, 2006 1 structure destroyed
Empire Los Angeles 1,094 4.4 July 25, 2006 July 25, 2006
Hunter Mendocino 16,296 65.9 July 26, 2006 July 26, 2006
Hoy Siskiyou 1,283 5.2 July 26, 2006 July 28, 2006 1 structure destroyed
Bar Complex Trinity 100,414 406.4 July 27, 2006 July 27, 2006
Sage Modoc 4,855 19.6 July 27, 2006 August 5, 2006
Junction Trinity 3,126 12.7 July 29, 2006 July 29, 2006} 1 structure destroyed
Kingsley Tehama 6,854 27.7 August 2, 2006 August 2, 2006
Cottonwood Kern 2,346 9.5 August 5, 2006 August 6, 2006
Quail Los Angeles 4,864 19.7 August 13, 2006 August 16, 2006 2 structures destroyed
Pigeon Trinity 6,452 26.1 September 2, 2006 October 16, 2006
Day Ventura 169,702 686.8 September 4, 2006 October 2, 2006 11 structures destroyed
Ralston Placer 8,423 34.1 September 5, 2006 September 18, 2006 2 structures destroyed
Sawmill Mono 7,434 30.1 September 14, 2006 September 15, 2006 2 structures destroyed
Orchard Riverside 1,580 6.4 September 16, 2006 September 16, 2006
Ranch Riverside 1,670 6.8 September 17, 2006 September 17, 2006
Pinnacles San Bernardino 2,370 9.6 September 19, 2006 September 21, 2006
Bassetts Sierra 2,114 8.6 September 19, 2006 September 26, 2006
Noble Mendocino 1,014 4.1 September 24, 2006 September 30, 2006}
Phelps Fresno 1,600 6.5 October 25, 2006 October 25, 2006
Esperanza Riverside 40,200 162.7 October 26, 2006 October 31, 2006 54 structures destroyed,
5 firefighters and 1 civilian killed
Shekell Ventura 13,600 55.0 December 3, 2006 December 5, 2006 7 structures destroyed
Westside Kern 4,025 16.3 December 7, 2006 December 9, 2006

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Report of Wildland Fires and Acres Burned by State 2006" (PDF). National Interagency Fire Center. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Large Fires 2006" (PDF). CAL FIRE. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  3. ^ "CAL FIRE 2006 Wildland Fire Summary" (PDF). CalFire. October 2007. Retrieved December 11, 2017.