The Largest Fires By Month Started

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The Largest Fires By Month Started

Postby Glacier » May 15th, 2015, 10:34 am

Starting in 2002 (when online records began)...

January:
1) 64 Ha, Tate Creek (Prince George fire centre), January 7, 2003
2) 11 Ha. Mount Wartenbe (Prince George), January 6, 2002

February:
1) 10 Ha. Gordon River (Coastal), February 10, 2005
1) 8 Ha. Atlin - 5 mile Point (Northwest), February 8, 2005

March:
1) 300 Ha, Cherry Crk (Northwest), March 13, 2005
2) 100 Ha, Coldwater (Kamloops), March 6, 2015

April:
1) 500 Ha, Beecher Prairie, Loran C tower (Cariboo), April 24, 2009
2) 438 Ha, Riske Creek (Cariboo), April 25, 2013 (5th largest fire in the province in 2013)

May:
1) 25,569 Ha, Little Bobtail Lake (Prince George), May 9th 2015
2) 12,371 Ha, 15km East Tatuk Lake (Prince George), May 28th, 2005

June:
1) 33,068 Ha, Forres Mountain (Prince George), June 1, 2014
2) 32000 Ha, Coal River (Prince George), June 26, 2004

July:
1) 133,100 Ha, Chelaslie River (Northwest), July 8, 2014
2) 66,571 Ha, Brittany Triangle (Cariboo), July 31, 2009

August:
1) 25,912 Ha, OK Mountain Park (Kamloops), August 16, 2003
2) 20,925 Ha, Kelly Creek (Cariboo), August 1, 2009

September:
1) 24,852 Ha, White Spruce Lake (Prince George), September 8, 2012
2) 3,600 Ha, N shore at E end of Eutsuk Lk (Northwest, September 9, 2013

October:
1) 240 Ha, 6 km south of Canoe Creek IR (Cariboo), October 13, 2010
2) 129 Ha, West of Anahim's Meadow IR (Prince George), October 7, 2012

November:
1) 80 Ha, Sihlis Road (Kamloops), November 20, 2005
2) 79 Ha, Sweetwater Road (Prince George), November 22, 2005

December:
1) 10 Ha, Vernon Lake (Coastal), December 3, 2002

Edit: Updated the size of Little Bobtail Lake fire from 13,000 ha to 25,569 Ha.
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Re: The Largest Fires By Month Started

Postby Swoop » May 17th, 2015, 10:20 am

...it would be interesting to compare areas worst hit by mountain pine beetle with these figures...some of the worst hit areas in BC are around Prince George...
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Re: The Largest Fires By Month Started

Postby Glacier » May 17th, 2015, 10:43 pm

The hardest hit areas of mountain pine beetle were the western half of the Cariboo fire area, Southwest Prince George fire area, and the southeastern section of the Northwest fire area. Not coincidentally most of the largest fires have been in those areas.

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Re: The Largest Fires By Month Started

Postby Frisk » Jul 5th, 2015, 9:07 pm

The Wadin Creek fire in northern BC has grown to 38,000 hectares.
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