fires

Fires
2022
United States
In late July, with 100’s of structures destroyed and at least four-related deaths the Oak Fire and McKinney Fire burn throughout California.
Fires
2022
Europe
The total number of wildfires in the European Union since the beginning of 2022 is almost four times the 15-year average for the same time period.
Fires
2022
United States
Over 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active wildfire in the U.S. on Saturday after strong winds pushed it across some containment lines.
Fires
2022
United States
On January 9, 2022, a malfunctioning space heater was the source of an apartment building fire in the Bronx that killed 17 people including eight children, making it one of the worst fires in the city
Fires
2021
United States
The Dixie Fire is the 2nd largest fire in California history. It is burning through entire towns such as Greenville and leaving hundreds of people stranded and homeless.
Fires
2021
United States
On January 16, 2021 a fire destroyed Tuluksak’s only source of clean, running water in this Alaskan tribal community.
Fires
2020
United States
CalFire has reported that California has lost 3.1 million acres, or about 4,844 sq miles (12,546 sq km), to wildfires since the beginning of this year. There are currently 29 major fires burning.
Fires
2020
United States
Wildfires have burned 1,500,000 acres of forest and numerous historic communities leaving entire towns in ashes causing over 500,000 people to evacuate with an ever-growing list of missing persons.
Fires
2020
Greece
On September 9, 2020 a huge fire ripped through a massively overcrowded refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos. This caused over 13,000 people seeking asylum to be without shelter.
Fires
2020
Australia
In June 2019, over 18 million hectares burned, destroying over 5,900 buildings and 2,800 homes in Australia. In addition to human fatalities, millions of animals were killed.
Fires
2019
South America
In 2019, the Amazon wildfires season saw a surge in fires with more than 906,000 affected hectares occurring in the Amazon rainforest and Amazon biome within Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru.
Fires
2018
United States
In 2018, the wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive ever recorded in California. More than 7,639 fires burned an area of 1,893,913 acres causing more than $3.5 billion in damage.