What is the most severe wildfire?

Fire Date Acres Burned
Yellowstone fires of 1988 June – November 1988 Nearly 794,000
South Canyon Fire July 3-6, 1994 2,000
Cedar Fire October 25 – November 3, 2003 Over 280,000
Taylor Complex Fire June 12, 2004 Up to 1.7 million

What is the biggest wildfire of all time?

The Chinchaga Fire started in logging slash in British Columbia, Canada, on 1 June 1950 that grew out of control and ended five months later on 31 October in Alberta; in that time, it burned approximately 1.2 million hectares (3 million acres) of boreal forest.

Which country has the most wildfires?

In Turkey, the most severe fires on record have burned through more than 11,000 hectares of forest, killing eight people, most of them in the southern town of Manavgat. The devastation has led to anger at Turkey’s government, which has struggled to respond to the flames, admitting it has no working firefighting planes.

Are wildfires getting worse?

Wildfires in Western North America are becoming increasingly worse, with a number of experts pointing toward climate change as the main reason. Summer wildfire seasons are already 40 to 80 days longer on average than they were 30 years ago.

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