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California Fires by the Numbers



    California Fires by the Numbers
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    An image from the Valley Fire which has destroyed 400 homes as of Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.

    Fire erupted Saturday in Lake County, about 100 miles north of San Francisco, and rapidly grew. One person has died and four firefighters have suffered second-degree burns.

    Meanwhile, thousands of firefighters are battling the Butte Fire to the east, about 100 miles outside of Sacramento.

    Mandatory evacuations are in effect in both incidents.

    This map shows the Valley Fire north of San Francisco and the Butte Fire south of Sacramento.
    Photo credit: Lake County OES

    Here's a look at the Valley Fire and Butte Fires by the numbers:

    12 hours: The time it took the Valley Fire to burn 60 acres, prompting a state of emergency

    30 mph: Recorded wind gusts helping the fire spread, according to Cal Fire

    20 miles: Distance between the devastation and the famed Napa Valley

    61,000 acres: Size of the Valley Fire burning in Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties

    4: Firefighters burned

    5 percent: Containment of the Valley Fire as of Monday 6:30 a.m.

    5,000+: Customers without power in the Valley Fire area

    71,063 acres: Size of the Butte Fire burning in Amador and Calaveras Counties

    30 percent: Containment of the Butte Fire as of Monday, 6:30 a.m.

    4,409: Firefighters fighting the Butte Fire

    28 years: Career of California's emergency chief Mark Ghilarducci who called this summer's fires are the most volatile he has ever seen.

    23,000: People displaced in both wildfires