CalFire ranks Tubbs Fire as most destructive in state history


NORTH BAY, Calif. - According to CalFire, the Tubbs Fire is now the most destructive fire in California history. Four wildfires currently burning in Sonoma, Napa, Solano and Mendocino counties have also made CalFire's top 20 list.

The Tubbs fire is more destructive than the Oakland Hills Tunnel Fire in 1991, which CalFire said destroyed nearly 3,000 structures.

Officials said the numbers for the four fires which are the Tubbs, Nuns, Atlas and Redwood Valley are likely to change. As of Friday, the cause of the fires remains under investigation.

The Tubbs Fire burned 36,432 acres in Sonoma County and has destroyed at least 5,300 structures. According to CalFire, this wildfire is the state's most destructive fire and has resulted in 23 deaths.

The sixth most destructive fire is the Nuns Fire, also in Sonoma County. This fire has burned 54,382 acres, destroyed 1,200 structures and claimed two lives.

The Atlas Fire in Solano and Napa counties is number 10. The Atlas fire has burned 51,624 acres, destroyed 741 structures and killed six people.

The Redwood Valley Fire in Mendocino County has burned 36,523 acres, killed eight people and destroyed 540 structures. This wildfire is number 16 on the list.

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