Mosquito Fire

Mosquito Fire

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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Contributions by: Dakota Smith

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Mosquito Fire Smolders as Sun Sets

Description:

Smoke from the Mosquito Fire slowly drifts to the north near sunset.


Satellite: GOES-18

Product: GeoColor

Mosquito Fire Smoke Pushes Northeast into Nevada

Satellite: GOES-18

Product: GeoColor

Hotspots Within the Mosquito Fire

Description:

Hot spots seen within the continually growing Mosquito Fire.


Satellite: GOES-18

Product: Fire Temperature GeoColor

Mosquito Fire Continues to Grow

Satellite: GOES-18

Product: GeoColor