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Fire Perimeters Version 17_1

Fire PerimetersThis is a multi-agency statewide map of fire history. For CAL FIRE, timber fires 10 acres or greater, brush fires 30 acres and greater, and grass fires 300 acres or greater are included. For the USFS, there is a 10 acre minimum for fires since 1950. (v17_1) 

This dataset contains wildfire history, prescribed burns and other fuel modification projects.

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Data Files

Extent File Metadata Release Date Projection Format Size (MB)
Statewide metadata 2018 California Teale Albers - NAD83 Geodatabase 36
Statewide fires_100.xls N/A 2018 N/A Table 2.6

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