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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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California Wild Fire Update

By: Christopher C. Burt

Published: September 23, 2014

The King Fire, east of Sacramento in California, has now charred 90,000 acres and burned at least 32 structures including 10 homes. It is now 35% contained thanks to a cool, moist weekend. However, the next two days will be critical in its containment since weather conditions have changed back to windy and warm. Read More »

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