More than two decades after a devastating wildfire swept through the San Bernardino County community, the fire is still raging and its impact is still being felt.
A new report released Tuesday from a nonprofit research group found that the fire, dubbed the “Ridgeview” blaze, has devastated nearly 1,400 structures in the region.
The fires destroyed a total of 6,000 structures.
The group, which included researchers from Duke University, found that more than 1,300 structures in San Bernardino, Riverside and Sonoma counties were damaged by the fire.
It found that 80 percent of the damage to structures was caused by the ridgeview fire.
The fire spread through the region in December 2006, but it was not contained until October 2008 when the county began a multi-agency effort to put out the blaze.
The report estimates that more fires have occurred since then.
The study comes as the county braces for another massive wildfire in the coming months.
The wildfire is currently burning near Lake Powell, which is about 80 miles (120 kilometers) from the town of Lake Havasu City.
The National Weather Service is expecting the fire to reach the lake this week.
As of Monday, more than 2,300 firefighters had been assigned to the blaze, the report said.
The Ridgeview fire has destroyed over 1,200 structures in Riverside County.