This year has brought wildfires that have burned up a lot of the Western United States. Wildfires in Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Montana and other states have burned up at least 580,000 acres. But how do these blazes compare in the history of the U.S. wildfires?
Interestingly, the current fires in Utah and Colorado Springs only rank as #22 and #21 on the list of the most extensive wildfires by acreage. It’s amazing how large some of the historic fires have been in the U.S.. Here are the top 15 wildfires in U.S. history according to the National Interagency Fire Council.