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The Mosquito Fire, the largest California fire of 2022, formed on September 6 and burned a total of 76,788 acres until it was fully contained on October 27. The cause of the Mosquito Fire is attributed to utility power line issues in the Sierra Nevada foothills, 50 miles northeast of Sacramento.
More than 11,000 people were placed under evacuation orders, and more than 9,000 structures were considered threatened. In total, 78 structures were damaged and no deaths were reported. For more information on the Mosquito Fire, visit the InciWeb report page.
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Smoke from the Mosquito Fire slowly drifts to the north near sunset.
Hot spots seen within the continually growing Mosquito Fire.
Fire Temperature GeoColor