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When did the Ferguson fire start?

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July 13, 2018

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Similarly, it is asked, what caused the rim fire?

The fire was caused by a hunter's illegal fire that got out of control, and it was named for its proximity to the Rim of the World vista point, a scenic overlook on Highway 120 leading up to Yosemite. A total of eleven residences, three commercial structures, and 98 outbuildings were destroyed in the fire.

when did fires start in California? Three of California's biggest utility companies (PG&E, Southern Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric) have together reported more than 2,000 fires sparked by electrical equipment in the period between June 2014 and 2017, according to the CPUC, the L.A. Times reports.

Hereof, what started the 1988 Yellowstone fire?

Yellowstone Ablaze: The Fires of 1988. On June 30, 1988, lightning struck a tree in the Crown Butte region of Yellowstone National Park, in the park's far northwest corner near where the borders of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming meet. The lightning bolt started a small forest fire, which became known as the Fan Fire.

Is Yosemite burned?

The sprawling fire that burned 96,901 acres had prompted park authorities to order evacuations and shut popular areas at Yosemite. It has burned a combined 389,967 acres and was 79% contained, as of Sunday night. The Carr Fire, also in Northern California, has burned 227,098 acres and is 85% contained.

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