Fire Update

 

UPDATED Wednesday 10/19/17 10:19 a.m.

 

 

California Statewide Fire Summary

Sunday, October 15, 2017

 

Yesterday, nearly 11,000 firefighters beat back the flames and made good progress towards the containment of now 15 large wildfires across California.217,566 acres have burned in the current 15 large fires, with an estimated 5,700 structures destroyed. Sadly, the death toll has risen to 40 people. As progress has been made on several fronts, many evacuations have been able to be lifted. As of Sunday morning, nearly 75,000 people remain evacuated.