|Rank||State||Number of fires|
What are the worst states for wildfires?
More wildfires occur in the East (including the central states), but the wildfires in the West are larger and burn more acreage (including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming).
What states are the wildfires in?
National Fire News
|Number of new large fires or emergency response * New fires are identified with an asterisk||2||States currently reporting large fires:|
|Fires contained||1||Idaho (20) Montana (18) Washington (15) California (15) Oregon (7) Wyoming (4) Nevada (2) Minnesota (2) Colorado (1) Michigan (1) Utah (1)|
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 is the deadliest wildfire in history?
America’s Most Devastating Wildfires
|The Peshtigo Fire||October 8, 1871||Deadliest fire in American history. The fire created its own wind system and turned into a tornado.|
|The Great Michigan Fire||October 8, 1871|
|Hinckley Fire||September 1, 1894|
|Yacolt Fire||September 1902|
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 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|