Rat Creek - Gorda Complex Wildfire in California's Central Coast Region
The Rat Creek/Gorda Complex fire was a wildfire ignited by lightning strike in the Ventana Wilderness area. This wildfire burned nearly 80,000 acres and marked the second major wildfire within the Los Padres National Forest/Ventana Wilderness area since 1977. The first fire in 1977 was the Marble Cone Fire.
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