California suffers wildfires, the deadliest since 1990s. The recent wildfires in State of California started on November 9 claimed 31 lives while 250,000 people fled their houses due to fire. The death toll in wildfires matched, rather surpassed, the highest 29 recorded in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park in 1993. The US is among the geographical areas which regularly suffer wildfires in late summer hot season. There are few deadliest recorded since 1990 given below:
In late July and early August 2018, there were two different incidents of wildfires i.e. Redding in California claiming eight lives including three firefighters while another is Mendocino Complex which eventually burnt 460,000 acres of land .
In 2017, Californian was raided by 20 different wildfires claiming 42 people dead. To control the expanding fire, 11,000 fire fighter s took place in fire control operation.
In 2016, fire broke out in Great Smoky Mountains which killed 13 people where 12 were damaged by direct blaze while another suffered heart Attack.
In 2013 the Yarnelle Hill, fire broke out which blew 19 firefighters in single evening, a biggest loss to states after 9/11.
In 2003, California faced fire break out which lead 22 people to death destroying towns and residential areas of Southern California.
In 2000, multiple fire burns at California, Idaho, Florida, Nevada, Montana and Wyoming damaged 13 people leaving scores of injuries.
In 1994, California, Montana and Utah faced wildfires leaving thousands of acres land in ashes claiming 20 fire fighters dead.
In October, 25 people dies in mountains of California destroying 3,000 buildings. It makes clear that California has had the history of wildfires.