BREAKING NEWS: CAL FIRE Investigators Determine the Cause of the Tubbs Fire (Entire Report Included)


From Cal Fire’s official press release:

(Sacramento) – After an extensive and thorough investigation, CAL FIRE has determined the Tubbs Fire, which occurred during the October 2017 Fire Siege, was caused by a private electrical system adjacent to a residential structure. CAL FIRE investigators did not identify any violations of state law, Public Resources Code, related to the cause of this fire.

The Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County started on the evening of October 8th, 2017 and
burned a total of 36,807 acres. Destroying 5,636 structures and resulting in 22 civilian fatalities and one firefighter injury.


Flowers sit among the burned out ruins of a home in the Coffey Park area Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. A massive wildfire swept through the area last week destroying thousands of housing and business and taking the lives of more than two dozen people. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)


In total, the October 2017 Fire Siege involved more than 170 fires and burned at least 245,000 acres in Northern California. Approximately 11,000 firefighters from 17 states and Australia helped battle the blazes.

CALFIRE investigators are dispatched with the initial attack resources to the wildfires in CAL FIRE jurisdiction and immediately begin working to determine their origin and cause.


An aerial view shows the devastation of the Coffey Park neighborhood after a wildfire swept through Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


Californians must remain vigilant and take on the responsibility to be prepared for
wildfire at any time throughout the year. For more information on how to be prepared, visit or Cal Fire’s Official Website.

CLICK HERE to read the entire 80-page Cal Fire/California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Tubbs Fire Investigation Report.


Work crews remove debris a the site of a home destroyed by fires in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Rumbling front loaders began scraping up the ash and rubble of nearly 9,000 destroyed homes and other structures in Northern California this week as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launched a new phase of the largest wildfire clean-up in the state’s history. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


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