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www.nytimes.com/2018/11/15/us/camp-fire-paradise-cause.html

In fact, Cal Fire has determined that of the 21 major fires last fall in Northern California, at least 17 were caused by power lines, poles and other equipment owned by Pacific Gas and Electric ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_California_wildfires

The 2018 wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire season ever recorded in California, with a total of 8,527 fires burning an area of 1,893,913 acres (766,439 ha), the largest area of burned acreage recorded in a fire season, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), as of December 21.

time.com/5054060/southern-california-fires-cause

The hot and dry weather in the region has also contributed to the rapid spread of California’s fires. This year was the second hottest on record when measured half way through the year.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_California_wildfires

Below is a list of all fires that exceeded 1,000 acres (400 ha) during the 2017 California wildfire season, as well as the fires that caused significant damage. The information is taken from CAL FIRE's list of large fires, and other sources where indicated.

www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/05/power-lines-are-burning-the...

In October 2017, 250 square miles burned in Northern California, destroying 6,000 homes and businesses and killing 44 people. For now, the cause of these fires has not been determined. The private ...

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/california-fires-camp-fire.html

Downed power lines are a possible cause of two fires. It’s still not certain what caused the most destructive wildfire in California history, but eyes are turning toward an all too familiar ...

www.newsweek.com/what-caused-started-california-wildfires-update-how-help-fire...

Wildfires in California have burned through hundreds of thousands of acres, destroyed homes and claimed lives. As firefighting efforts move towards full containment, relief efforts have begun and ...

www.geolounge.com/causes-wildfires-us

In terms of natural causes, wildfires can be caused by lightning strikes on dry ground. This is the most common cause of fires in the southeast part of the United States and in the dry Rocky Mountain region. In California, the Pacific Northwest, and the forests of the eastern part of the United States, manmade causes resulted in 80% of the ...

www.conserve-energy-future.com/causes-effects-and-solutions-of-wildfires.php

Causes, effects and solutions to wildfires: Wildfires are blazes that are uncontrolled and fueled by different types of weather, wind, and dry underbrush which burn land by the acres and take over everything in their paths, in just a few minutes.