This fire was started by a woman trying to signal a helicopter for help after becoming stranded in the forest. At the same time, the Rodeo fire , which started on June 18, 2002 was burning to the southwest of the Chediski fire .
July 7, 2002
On June 13, the Wallow Fire became the largest in Arizona’s history , surpassing the Rodeo Chediski Fire by about 1,000 acres. The Rodeo-Chediski Fire in 2002 burned 468,638 acres (1,897 square kilometers or 732 square miles), but destroyed 491 buildings, including 465 homes.
The Great Fire of 1910 burned through 3 million acres in northern Idaho and western Montana. According to the Forest History Society, the wildfire killed 87 people, mostly firefighters, and is believed to be the largest wildfire in U.S. history.
The Chinchaga Fire started in logging slash in British Columbia, Canada, on 1 June 1950 that grew out of control and ended five months later on 31 October in Alberta; in that time, it burned approximately 1.2 million hectares (3 million acres) of boreal forest.
A lightning strike June 5 ignited the fire , which has burned 17,000 acres in a rugged part of the Coronado National Forest. The blaze has forced hundreds of people to evacuate, and its previous estimated containment date has been extended from June 25 to July 4, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
|Rodeo–Chediski fires on June 28, 2002, as seen from the Landsat 7 satellite|
|Location||Coconino and Navajo counties, Arizona|
|Date(s)||June 18, 2002-July 7, 2002|
May 29, 2011
Arizona New Mexico
Approximately1,600 wildfires have burned more than 700,000 acres across Arizona since the beginning of the year — amounting to more land burned than in both 2018 and 2019 combined.
PHOENIX — The Bush Fire burning northeast of the Valley is now the largest fire actively burning in the country, according to officials. Geographic data from National Interagency Fire Center shows, as of June 17, the Bush Fire has burned more than 89,000 acres.
Tonto National Forest