Wildfire map southern california. Southern california was a tinderbox even before it was a megalopolis. The california community foundations wildfire relief fund supports intermediate and long term recovery efforts for major california wildfires as well as preparedness efforts. In los angeles and ventura counties the hill and woolsey fires set more than 102000 acres ablaze killing three destroying 1500 structures and forcing close to 300000 from their homes as mandatory evacuations. Large incident map products updated daily while the national preparedness level npl is level 2.
Add urban sprawl and a booming population and you get infernos every year. Changes to californias climate conditions mean that the traditional notion of a fire season no longer applies because fires now occur throughout the year and are more destructive. A historic summer and fall of wildfires left residents who live near burn areas facing another threat this fall and winter in california. Fire locations are based on data provided by the national interagency coordination center and are subject to change.
The thomas fire was a massive wildfire that affected ventura and santa barbara counties and one of multiple wildfires that ignited in southern california in december 2017. Local assistance centers lacs are a one stop shop with critical government services for residents who have been impacted by the fires. This is the complete list of 2019 major incidents that have been posted to this site. The 2017 2018 wildfire season demonstrated the increasing threat of wildfires to california.