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In 2017-2018, California has faced some of the most massive fires in its history:
The Tubbs Fire
The Thomas Fire
The Camp Fire
In response, ISD is working with business, academic, chamber, government, CDFIs, and other partners to trouble-shoot issues, conduct needs assessments, document lessons learned, and mobilize resources to support long-term recovery and resilience.
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Before 2018, the Thomas Fire in December 2017 in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties was the largest wildfire in California history. It burned on 281,893 acres and damaged 1,063 structures. The Mendocino Complex fire superseded this by burning 460,000 acres.
The Tubbs Fire in October 2017 in Sonoma County was the most destructive wildfire in California history. It destroyed 5,642 structures and led to 22 deaths total. The Camp Fire in Butte County in November 2018 superseded this by destroying 18,804 structures and killing 86 people.
The estimated cost of suppression and recovery from the California 2017-2018 wildfire seasons is estimated at $300 billion combined.
Aftermath of the Thomas Fire