October 2017 Northern California wildfires
This article documents a
|October 2017 Northern California wildfires|
|Total area||210,244 acres (85,083 ha)|
|Cost||> $3 billion |
|Date(s)||October 8, 2017– present|
|Location of Northern California wildfires|
In early October 2017, a series of
Owing to the extreme conditions, shortly after the fires ignited on October 8 and 9, they rapidly grew to become extensive, full-scale incidents spanning from 1,000 acres (400 hectares) to well over 20,000 acres (8,100 ha) each within a single day. By October 14, the fires had burned more than 210,000 acres (85,000 ha), and destroyed an estimated 5,700 structures
 while forcing 90,000 people to evacuate from their homes.
 The Northern California fires have killed at least 42 people
 and hospitalized at least 185,
 making the week of October 8, 2017, the deadliest week of wildfires in California history.
 Collectively, this event constitutes the largest loss of life due to wildfires in the United States since the
Days prior to the wildfires, the