Animated Map Highlights 10 Most Destructive Wildfires in California History. The new map from Esri highlights wildfires that claimed the most lives and destroyed the most structures.
As the video shows, seven of the most destructive wildfires in California history have occurred since 2015, with two – the Glass Fire and the North Complex Fire – occurring just this year. The video also includes an overview at the end showing where the fires have occurred and details about the destruction they’ve caused.
From Esri… 2020 has been one of the most destructive fire seasons in California history. Using fire perimeter data from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Fire and Resource Assessment Program (FRAP), we created a short video showing the 10 most destructive wildfires in California history as of October 14, 2020. This map doesn’t capture the 10 largest fires in California history – it highlights those that claimed the most lives and destroyed the most structures.
This map also uses the USA Current Wildfires feature layer from the Living Atlas of the World. You can directly access the data from the following:
- Data Source: Fire Perimeters at https://frap.fire.ca.gov/mapping/gis-data/
- USA Current Wildfires: http://ow.ly/Rtu050BSIjN
Music Credit: Nightfall Hymn by Yehezkel Raz