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The Rumsey Fire was the largest fire of the 2004 California wildfire season.[1] Destroying 39,138 acres (158.39 km2) of land, the fire burned from October 10 through October 16, 2004.[2] Four days after the fire broke out, officials confirmed that it has been the work of an arsonist.[3] Of the structures destroyed by the fire, 4 were unoccupied mobile homes and the fifth was the CAL FIRE Berryessa lookout tower.[4]

Rumsey Fire
LocationRumsey Canyon, Rumsey, California
Statistics[1][2]
Cost$10.3 million
Date(s)October 10, 2004 (2004-10-10) – October 16, 2004 (2004-10-16)
Burned area39,138 acres (158.39 km2)
CauseArson
Buildings
destroyed
5
FatalitiesNone
Non-fatal injuries4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Largest fire of 2004" (PDF). CAL FIRE. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Rumsey Fire". CAL FIRE. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  3. ^ Dorgan, Marsha (14 October 2004). "Rumsey fire may be work of arsonist". Napa Valley Register. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Red Flag Conditions Challenge Firefighters on "Rumsey" Fire" (PDF). CAL FIRE. 12 October 2004. Retrieved 28 August 2015.