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At least 13 wildfires are burning in California


Firefighters in California have been batting numerous blazes nonstop, trying to save millions of people and homes from the flames.

The biggest fire, the Kincade Fire, has incinerated parts of the wine country in Sonoma County since last week. Further south, multiple wildfires continue spreading near Los Angeles and surrounding counties.

Here are all the wildfires currently threatening the state, from the most active to those nearing full containment:

Maria Fire

It was first reported on October 31 in Ventura County

Size: 8,730 acres

Containment: 0%

Getty Fire

It started October 28 in Los Angeles

Size: 745 acres

Containment: 66%

Cause: A eucalyptus tree limb fell into power lines.

Kincade Fire

It started October 23 in Sonoma County

Size: 77,758 acres

Containment: 68%

Cause: It’s still under investigation but PG&E’s equipment may have been involved in the start of blaze, the utility said in reports filed with the California Public Utility Commission.

46 Fire

It started October 31 in Riverside County

Size: 300 acres

Containment: 70%

Cause: Riverside police blame the driver of a stolen car that officers were chasing. The 15-minute chase ended in a field, and the car’s damaged tires sparked the fire, police said. Two suspects were arrested, authorities said.

Hillside Fire

It started October 31 in San Bernardino County

Size: 200 acres

Containment: 70%

Palisades Fire

It started October 21 in Los Angeles

Size: 42 acres

Containment: 75%

Taboose Fire

It was first reported on October 7 in the Inyo National Forest

Size: 10,296 acres

Containment: 75%

Easy Fire

It started October 30 in Ventura County

Size: 1,806 acres

Containment: 80%

Hill Fire

It started October 30 in Riverside County

Size: 628 acres

Containment: 80%

Old Water Fire

It started October 24 in San Bernardino County

Size:145 acres

Containment: 85%

Caples Fire

It started October 10 in the El Dorado National Forest

Size: 3,435 acres

Containment: 90%

Burris Fire

It was first spotted on October 27 in Mendocino County

Size: 703 acres

Containment: 94%

Saddle Ridge Fire

It was first reported on October 10 in Los Angeles County

Size: 8,799 acres

Containment: 97%

About 100,000 people were evacuated

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