California wildfires by the numbers: 40 killed, 5,700 homes destroyed

More than a week after a series of wildfires broke out in the North Bay on Sunday night, the numbers told part of a horrifying story of the disaster.

While the numbers are ever changing, this is what we know as of Tuesday morning:

Number of wildfires burning: 15
Counties impacted: 8
Acres burned: 217,556
Confirmed dead: 40
75,000 evacuated
450 still missing
People Injured: 185
Structures destroyed: 5,700
Firefighters deployed: 11,000
Soldiers and National Guard airmen: 300
Law enforcement personnel: 300
Number of people in shelters: 4,500 plus
Meals served to victims and first responders: 40,000
Blankets and sheets distributed: 12,000

In terms of fires, Cal Fire provided the latest updates on the wildfires. A breakout of some of the largest fires:

In unified command with Santa Rosa Fire Department & Sonoma County Sheriff
20 civilian fatalities

  • Tubbs Fire, Sonoma and Napa Counties Between Calistoga and Santa Rosa 36,390 acres, 82% contained. Significant number of structures destroyed,
  • Pocket Fire, Sonoma County North of Geyserville. 11,889 acres, 58% contained
  • Nuns Fire, Sonoma County. East of Hwy 12 from east Santa Rosa to east of Sonoma. 48,627 acres, 53% contained
  • Oakmont Fire, Sonoma County near Oakmont. 550 acres, 15% contained


  • Atlas Fire, Napa & Solano Counties south of Lake Berryessa and northeast of Napa. 51,064 acres,  77% contained, 6 civilian fatalities, significant structures destroyed.


  • Redwood Valley, Mendocino County north of Hwy 20 in Potter Valley and Redwood Valley. 35,000 acres, 55% contained, 8 civilian fatalities, significant structures destroyed
  • Sulphur Fire, Lake County, Clearlake Oaks. 2,207 acres, 70% contained
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