Rocky fire: By the numbers

The Rocky fire started July 29 near Clearlake, Calif., in a rugged region north of Napa. As of Wednesday morning, the blaze had grown to 68,300 acres and was 20% contained.

The cause of the massive blaze is under investigation, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Here’s a breakdown of the firefight:

Size of Rocky fire: 68,300 acres, or about 106 square miles. That’s more than the area of Sacramento, which is 64,000 acres.


Structures threatened: 6,959

Structures destroyed/damaged: 39 residences and 52 outbuildings destroyed; four structures damaged

Personnel: 3,483

Engines: 327


Fire crews: 87

Air tankers: 4

Helicopters: 19

Bulldozers: 63


Water tenders: 43

Agencies involved: At least 19, including the South Lake Fire Protection District, Northshore Fire Protection District, California Highway Patrol, Bureau of Land Management and California Conservation Corps.


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