The California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention publishes lists of large fires (300 acres of more) annually, with records dating as far back as 1999. In 2009, there were 68 large fires in California. Although there are no published averages, you can choose a time span and determine an average yourself using the information provided on the site (see link below).
California is known for its prevalence of fires. In 2009, there were 8,291 fires in California. This translated into a loss of 93,296 acres of land. This is significantly higher number of fires, with higher loss of land. The statistics of 2008 saw 5,744 fires and an acreage loss of 390,615.
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