French Fire Photos

The French Fire of August 2004 burned 13,323 acres and destroyed 27 houses, numerous outbuildings and vehicles in and around the town of French Gulch.

Maps of the burned area
August 2004, 6 MB, PDF

The Fire...

French Fire burning from lower Trinity Mountain Rd

French Fire devastating the hillsides near French Gulch

And its aftermath...

Charred hillside above French Gulch

Also near French Gulch

View from Highland Ridge of French Gulch Valley

French Gulch-Whiskeytown Elementary School and charred hillside