|The Great Fires of 1947||October 17 – November 14, 1947||Maine|
|Mann Gulch Fire||August 5, 1949||Helena National Forest, Montana|
|Rattlesnake Fire||July 9, 1953||Mendocino National Forest, California|
|Inaja Fire||November 25, 1956||Cleveland National Forest, California|
What year had the most wildfires?
According to National Interagency Fire Center data, of the 10 years with the largest acreage burned, all have occurred since 2004, including the peak year in 2015 (see Figure 2). This period coincides with many of the warmest years on record nationwide (see the U.S. and Global Temperature indicator).
What was the worst wildfire in history?
Canada and the United States
|1871||1,200,000 acres (490,000 ha)||Peshtigo Fire|
|1871||2,500,000 acres (1,000,000 ha)||Great Michigan Fire|
|1876||500,000 acres (200,000 ha)||Bighorn Fire|
|1881||1,000,000 acres (400,000 ha)||Thumb Fire|
What was the worst year for fires?
2004 Alaska Fire Season
The 2004 fire season in Alaska was the worst on record in terms of area burned by wildfires in the history of the US state of Alaska. More than 6.6 million acres of land were burned by 701 fires. 215 of these were started by lighting strikes; the other 426 were started by humans.
What was the worst year for California wildfires?
The state recorded its worst fire season in 2020, with around 4.1 million estimated acres burned, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. As of Monday, fires had scorched 142,477 acres in the state. That’s 103,588 more acres than during the same time period last year, Cal Fire said Monday.
What was the biggest fire in the world?
Largest fires of the 21st-century
|Rank||Name||Area burned (km2)|
|1||2003 Russian wildfires||200,000|
|2||2019-2020 Australian bushfire season||180,000|
|3||2019 Siberia wildfires||43,000|
|4||2014 Northwest Territories fires||34,000|
What country has the most wildfires?
Argentina registered the second largest number of wildfires in the region that year, at over 74 thousand.
Number of wildfires in South America in 2020, by country or territory.
|Characteristic||Number of wildfires|
What was the largest fire in CA history?
|4.||SCU Lightning Complex||396,624|
What is the biggest fire in the United States?
Browse a list of the largest, most costly and deadliest wildfires in U.S. history.
America’s Most Devastating Wildfires.
|Date||October 12, 1918|
|Acres Burned||1.2 million|
|Lives Lost||Over 450|