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Table 1 Selected California, USA, wildfires, from 2003 to 2018, interpreted as fuel-dominated vs. wind-dominated (Data from California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Fire and Resource Assessment Program, http://www.frap.fire.ca.gov/)

From: Twenty-first century California, USA, wildfires: fuel-dominated vs. wind-dominated fires

        Lives lost
(n)
Structures destroyed
(n)
Year Fire name County Month SAa
(days)
Area
(ha)
Cause
Fuel-dominated fires
2007 Marble Cone Monterey Jul   72 000 Lightning 0 0
2012 Rush Lassen Aug   110 000 Lightning 0 1
2013 Rim Stanislaus Aug   104 200 Campfire 0 112
2015 Rough Fresno Jul   61 400 Lightning 0 4
Wind-dominated fires
2003 Cedar San Diego Oct 3 109 00 Flares 15 2 720
2007 Witch San Diego Oct 2 80 200 Powerlineb 2 1 265
2017 Tubbs Sonoma Oct 2 14 900 Powerline 22 5 643
2017 Thomas Ventura Dec 10 114 000 Powerline 2 1 063
2018 Woolsey Ventura Nov 2 39 000 Powerline 3 1 643
2018 Camp Butte Nov 2 62 000 Powerline 88 18 804
  1. aNumber of days of Santa Ana winds
  2. bState and federal agencies use this designation for electric line failures from various causes