(CNN)626,394 acres burned.

2,139 structures damaged or destroyed.
And nearly 36,000 residents evacuated.
That’s just a glimpse of the devastation that California’s fire season has wrought so far this year. With thousands of firefighters spread across all parts of the state, here’s a look at the fiery destruction by the numbers.

17 major fires

There are 17 large wildfires burning across the state and more than 14,000 firefighters working to put out the blazes, Cal Fire said on Tuesday.
The two largest fires are the Mendocino Complex Fire — which itself is made up of two nearby fires that officials have combined — and the Carr Fire. The Mendocino Complex is now the largest fire in state history, and the Carr Fire is the 12th largest.

Vast areas burned

So far this year, fires in California fought by Cal Fire and US Forest Service have burned over 749,770 acres (which is over 1,171 square miles), more than twice the land area of the city of Los Angeles.
Of that total, well over 550,000 acres have been burned in the last three weeks in the three largest fires: the Mendocino Complex Fire, the Carr Fire and the Ferguson Fire. The three fires all began in July, which was the hottest July month on record in the state’s history.
It was, in fact, the hottest month on record, according to data from the National Center for Environmental Information.
“The warm and dry conditions across the West created ideal wildfire conditions,” the branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its monthly climate report.

7 dead in Carr Fire

The Carr Fire started July 23 when a tire failed on a trailer and its rim scraped the asphalt, sparking the blaze. Since then, the Carr Fire has forced the evacuation of 21,000 residents and become the 6th most destructive fire and 13th most deadly fire in state history.
Seven people have died in the fire since it started two weeks ago, including a Pacific Gas & Electric worker, a woman and her two great-grandchildren, and two firefighters.
The fire has since expanded to cover 173,522 acres and is only 47% contained. The fire has destroyed 1,077 residential structures, 22 commercial structures and 500 outbuildings, according to Cal Fire.
A total of 4,766 personnel members are assigned to fight the fire, as well as 372 fire engines and 16 helicopters.

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