Rim Fire Now No. 14 Largest Wildfire In California History

CBS Sacramento

TUOLUMNE COUNTY (CBS13) — As of 8:20 a.m. on Monday, September 3, the Rim Fire was the 4th largest wildfire in California’s recorded history.

Here is the list of the top 15, complete with name, cause, date, location and acreage.

1. CEDAR (HUMAN)
October 2003
San Diego
273,246

2. RUSH (LIGHTNING)
August 2012
Lassen
271,911

3. ZACA (HUMAN)
July 2007
Santa Barbara
240,207

4. RIM (UNDER INVESTIGATION)
August 2013
Tuolumne
237,341 (as of 6:18 a.m. on 9/4/13)

5. MATILIJA (UNDETERMINED)
September 1932
Ventura
220,000

6. WITCH (POWERLINES)
October 2007
San Diego
197,990

7. KLAMATH THEATER COMPLEX (LIGHTNING)
June 2008
Siskiyou
192,038

8. MARBLE CONE (LIGHTNING)
July 1977
Monterey
177,866

9. LAGUNA (POWERLINES)
September 1970
San Diego
175,425

10. BASIN COMPLEX (LIGHTNING)
June 2008
Monterey
162,818

11. DAY FIRE (HUMAN)
September 2006
Ventura
162,702

12. STATION FIRE (HUMAN)
August 2009
Los Angeles
160,557

13. MCNALLY (HUMAN)
July 2002
Tulare
150,696

14. STANISLAUS COMPLEX (LIGHTNING)
August 1987
Tuolumne
145,980

15. BIG BAR COMPLEX (LIGHTNING)
August 1999

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