Five of the twenty largest wildfires in California history were part of the 2020 wildfire season.

Police in California have revealed that the 2020 Markley fire that led to one of the nation’s biggest wildfires on record, along with other fires, was started to cover up the murder of 32 year old Priscilla Castro.

An eight-month criminal investigation conducted by the Solano County Sherriff’s Office and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection concluded the fire was caused by Arson 2020.

Authorities had earlier declared Castro missing after the burning corpse of 32-year-old missing woman Priscilla Castro on an errand two days before the fire was discovered by a relative of Victor Serriteno.

The Markley fire later merged with a number of other fires to form LNU Lightning Complex, one of the biggest wildfires in state history, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protective Services said.

Mendocino Complex Fire

The Mendocino Complex Fire was a large complex of wildfires that burned in northern California for more than three months in 2018. It consisted of two wildfires, the River Fire and Ranch Fire, (wikipedia)

LNU Lightning Complex fires

The LNU Lightning Complex fires were a large complex of wildfires that burned during the 2020 California wildfire season across much of the Wine Country area of Northern California – Lake, Napa, (wikipedia)

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is a fire department of the California Natural Resources Agency in California, United States. (wikipedia)

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County Fire

The County Fire was a wildfire east of Lake Berryessa in Yolo County and Napa County, California in the United States. The fire, first reported on June 30, 2018, (wikipedia)

Woolsey Fire

The Woolsey Fire was a destructive wildfire that burned in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties of the U.S. state of California. The fire ignited on November 8, 2018 and burned 96,949 acres of land. (wikipedia)

COVID-19 pandemic in California

Ten of the first twenty confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States occurred in California, the first of which was confirmed on January 26, 2020. (wikipedia)

Sonoma County, California

Sonoma County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 483,878. Its county seat and largest city is Santa Rosa. (wikipedia)

2018 California wildfires

The 2018 wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire season in California history. It was also the largest on record at the time, now second to the 2020 California wildfire season. (wikipedia)

2017 California wildfires

In terms of property damage, 2017 was the most destructive wildfire season on record in California at the time, surpassed by only the 2018 season, with a total of 9,560 fires burning 1,548, (wikipedia)