The 20 largest wildfires in Colorado historical past by acreage burned, up to date for 2020

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In 2013, The Denver Submit library compiled the biggest wildfires in Colorado historical past when it comes to what number of acres had been burned; the continuing Pine Gulch and Grizzly Creek fires have made it essential to replace the listing for 2020.

2002 Hayman – 137,760 acres, 5 firefighter deaths, 133 properties burned and 600 whole buildings destroyed, arson triggered.
2013 West Fork Advanced — 109,049 acres, lightning triggered.
2018 Spring Creek, Costilla and Huerfano counties – 108,045 acres, broken or destroyed at the very least 251 properties, human triggered.
2020 Pine Gulch, close to Grand Junction, 87,778 acres, no deaths, attributable to lightning — This fireplace is lively and could also be up to date.
2012 Excessive Park, Larimer County –  87,250 acres, killed one particular person, destroyed 248 properties, lightning triggered.
2002 Missionary Ridge, close to Durango – 71,739 acres; one firefighter loss of life after tree fall, burned 46 homes and cabins.
2018 416, 13 miles north of Durango – 52,778 acres.
2008 Bridger, Piñon Canyon Maneuver Website – 46,612 acres.
2012 Final Likelihood grassland, jap Colorado — 44,000 acres.
2018 Milemarker 117, El Paso County – 42,795 acres.
2016 Beaver Creek, Jackson County, Routt Nationwide Forest – 38,380 acres.
2018 Badger Gap, Colorado and Kansas border – 33,609 acres in Colorado, and a complete of 50,815 in each states, burned 24 buildings.
2002 Trinidad Advanced (Spring, Fisher/James John fires) – 33,000 acres.
2017 Logan, Logan County – 32,564 acres, destroyed 15 properties, killed a whole lot of cattle.
2002 Mount Zirkel Advanced, close to Steamboat – 31,016 acres.
2002 Burn Canyon, Norwood – 30,573 acres.
2020 Grizzly Creek, 27,269 acres — This fireplace is lively and could also be up to date.
2002 Trinidad Advanced, Las Animas County – 27,084 acres.
2018 Bull Draw, Nucla – 26,370 acres.
1879 Lime Creek, San Juan Nationwide Forest – 26,000 acres.

 

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