Where are the worst wildfires in America?

Fire Date Location
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 is the longest wildfire in history?

The 1988 Yellowstone Fires

These fires collectively formed the largest wildfire in the recorded history of the Yellowstone National Park in the US.

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
Brazil 222,797
Argentina 74,113
Bolivia 40,082
Paraguay 37,934

What is the largest fire in the world?

Largest fires of the 21st-century

Rank Name Area burned (km2)
1 2003 Russian wildhuij 200,000
2 2019-2020 Australian bushfire season 180,000
3 2019 Siberia wildfires 43,000
4 2014 Northwest Territories fires 34,000

Why is burning tires illegal?

Tasmanians have been warned that burning tyres is illegal. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) recently handed out a $600 fine after a tyre-burning incident on the east coast. The EPA’s director, Warren Jones, says the maximum penalty for burning tyres is $6,000 because tyres are a controlled waste.

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