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Year Fire Name Location State Total Acres
2004 Taylor Complex AK-TAS AK 1,305,592
2006 East Amarillo Complex TX-TXS TX 907,245
2007 Murphy Complex ID-TFD ID 652,016
2009 Railbelt Complex AK-AKS AK 636,224
2004 Eagle Complex AK-UYD AK 614,974
1997 Inowak AK-AKS AK 610,000
2012 Long Draw OR-VAD OR 557,628
2004 Solstice Complex AK-UYD AK 547,505
2011 Wallow AZ- ASF AZ 538,049
2004 Boundary Fire AK-FAS AK 537,098
2009 Minto Flats South AK-FAS AK 517,078
2005 Southern Nevada Complex NV-LVD NV 508,751
2002 Biscuit (formerly Florence) OR-SIF OR 500,068
2002 Trimbly Creek OR-VAD OR 480,000
2002 Rodeo/Chediski Complex AZ-FTA AZ 468,638
2012 Holloway NV-WID NV 460,850
2004 Central Complex AK-UYD AK 451,162
2009 Crazy Mountain Complex AK-UYD AK 447,420
2006 Eastern Oklahoma IA OK-OKS OK 413,964
2007 Big Turnaround Complex GA-OKR GA 386,722
2007 Milford Flat UT-SWS UT 363,052
1999 Dun Glen Complex NV-WID NV 361,658
2002 Kraft Complex SD-SRA SD 351,000
2009 Little Black One AK-UYD AK 349,450
2012 Mustang Complex ID-SCF ID 341,448
2012 Rush CA-NOD CA 315,577
2011 Rock House TX-TFS TX 314,444
2011 Honey Prairie GA-ONWR GA 309,200
2010 Long Butte ID-TFD ID 306,113
2007 Cascade Complex ID-BOF ID 302,376
2007 East Zone Complex ID-PAF ID 300,022
2012 Whitewater- Baldy NM-GNF NM 297,845
1999 Sadler Complex NV-EKD NV 297,000
2000 Valley Complex MT-BRF MT 292,070
2004 Pingo AK-UYD AK 285,885
2004 Winter Trail AK-UYD AK 279,865
2003 Cedar CA-CNF CA 273,246
2004 Chicken Complex AK-TAS AK 257,720
2002 Geskamina Lake AK-TAD AK 257,549
2006 North Central Texas IA TX-TXS TX 250,942
2012 Ash Creek MT-NCA MT 249,562
2005 Cave Creek Complex AZ-TNF AZ 248,310
2007 Zaca Two CA-LPF CA 240,207
2006 Winters NV-WID NV 238,458
2012 Kinyon Road ID-TFD ID 234,914
2002 Reindeer AK-SWS AK 227,800
2006 Derby Fire MT-GNF MT 223,570
2011 Horseshoe 2 SW AZ 222,954
2006 Crystal ID-IFD ID 220,042
2008 Glass Fire TX-TXS TX 219,556
2000 Clear Creek Complex ID-SCF ID 216,961
2003 Needles WA-OWF WA 213,000
1999 Battle Mountain Complex NV-BWD NV 208,031
2007 Witch CA-MVU CA 197,990
2004 Wolf Creek AK-UYD AK 197,067
2002 Minchumina Group AK-TAD AK 196,584
2005 Clover ID-TFD ID 192,846
2000 Eastern Idaho Complex ID-IFD ID 192,450
2008 Klamath Theater CA-KNF CA 192,038
2000 Command 24 WA-SPD WA 192,000
2006 Charleston Complex NV-EKD NV 190,421
2000 SCF Wilderness ID-SCF ID 182,600
2012 Halstead ID-SCF ID 181,948
2007 Rowland ID-TFD ID 180,000
2001 Lakeview Complex OR-FRF OR 179,400
2004 Camp Creek AK-DAS AK 175,815
2011 Deaton Cole TX-TFS TX 175,000
2010 Toklat AK-TAD AK 171,727
2012 Rosebud Creek Complex MT-EAS MT 171,444
1999 Corridor Complex NV-WID NV 171,600
2005 Delamar NV-ELD NV 170,089
2009 Big Creek WF AK 169,639
2005 Beaver Creek AK-UYD AK 167,766
2000 Zitziana AK-TAD AK 166,177
2009 Titna River AK-TAD AK 164,542
2009 Tonclonukna Creek AK-SWS AK 164,318
2007 Winecup Complex NV-EKD NV 163,767
2008 Basin Complex CA-LPF CA 162,818
2012 Miller Homestead OR-BUD OR 162,765
2006 Day CA-LPF CA 162,702
2005 Chapman Creek AK-TAD AK 162,670
2011 Cooper Mountain Ranch TX-TFS TX 162,625
2012 Miller Homestead OR-BUD OR 160,853
2007 Bugaboo Scrub Fire GA-OKR GA 160,727
2009 Station CA-ANF CA 160,577
2007 Elk Mountain ID-TFD ID 160,000
2011 Wildcat TX-TFS TX 159,308
2011 Las Conchas NM-N6S NM 156,593
2000 Two Fork WA-SPD WA 151,000
2002 McNally CA-SQF CA 150,696
2006 Sheep NV-EKD NV 150,270
2012 Trinity Ridge ID-BOF ID 146,832
2005 Meadow Valley NV-ELD NV 146,035
1999 Mule Butte ID-IFD ID 144,000
2012 Flattop 2 ID-TFD ID 140,948
1999 Big Bar Complex CA-SHF CA 140,948
2007 Egley Complex OR-BFZ OR 140,359
2002 Hayman CO-PSF CO 137,760
2000 Kate's Basin Complex WY-WRA WY 137,600
2007 Antelope Complex NV-BMD NV 136,778
2012 Chalky MT-MCD MT 130,927
2003 Missouri Breaks Complex MT-MCD MT 130,927
2006 Parks Hwy AK-FAS AK 130,186
2011 Pk Complex TX-TFS TX 126,734
2009 Nowitna AK-AFS AK 126,582
1999 Jungo Complex NV-WID NV 125,480
2009 Wood River 1 AK-AFS AK 125,382
2000 Diamond Peak ID-PAF ID 125,000
2006 Black Pulaski Complex MT-MCD MT 124,905
2002 Blackjack Bay Complex GA-OKR GA 124,492
2000 Bering Creek AK-TAD AK 122,994
2007 Shower Bath Complex ID-SCF ID 122,600
2011 Swenson TX-TFS TX 122,500
2004 Evansville AK-TAD AK 122,000
2006 Pine Ridge Complex MT-SOS MT 121,210
2002 Tool Box Complex OR-FAF OR 120,085
2004 Willow AZ-TNF AZ 119,500
2006 Oklahoma Fire Response OK-OKS OK 117,686
2006 South End Complex OR-BUD OR 117,553
2005 Boundary Creek AK-UYD AK 113,463
2006 Tripod Complex WA-OWF WA 113,011
2011 Indian Creek NV-NDF NV 110,827
2000 Mule Dry WA-WFS WA 110,000
2010 Jefferson ID-INL ID 109,436
2006 Columbia Complex OR-UMF OR 109,259
2007 Florida Bugaboo FL-FNF FL 108,574
2006 Amazon NV-EKD NV 108,564
2003 Simi Incident CA-VNC CA 108,304
2011 High Cascades NW OR 108,154
2000 Jackson Fire OR-VAD OR 108,000
2012 Clay Springs UT-SCS UT 107,846
2005 Sheenjek River AK-UYD AK 107,240
2001 Survey Line AK- DOD AK 106,800
2008 Iron & Alps Complexes CA-SHF CA 105,805
2011 Southeast Texas Complex TX-TFS TX 104,818
2008 Dunn Mtn. Assist MT-SOS MT 102,383
2007 Rattlesnake ID-NPF ID 102,000
2011 Donaldson SW NM 101,563
2009 Rex Creek WF AK 101,150
2006 Bar Complex CA-SHF CA 100,414
1999 Kink AK-UYD AK 100,000
2000 Maudlow/ Toston MT-CES MT 100,000
2002 Vinasale AK-AKS AK 100,000

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U.S. Wildfire Season as of August 12th

By: Christopher C. Burt

Published: August 12, 2014

It has been one of the hottest summers on record for the Pacific Northwest and especially for central and western Washington State where the largest wildfire on record (for the state) has finally been almost 100% contained. However, in spite of the devastation in Washington, the U.S. fire season has (so far) burned ‘only’ 2,533,648 acres, which is just 51% of the 10-year running average for this time of the year. Read More »

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