The Top Five Largest Fires of All Time

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The Top Five Largest Fires of All Time

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5 largest fires of all time in BC:

1) Plateau Wildfire at 545,151 hectares in 2017
2) Hanceville Riske Creek Wildfire at 241,160 hectares in 2017
3) Dean River - Tweedsmuir Park at 238,000 hectares and growing in 2018
4) Kech Wildfire at 225,920 hectares in 1958
5) Elephant Hill Wildfire at 191,865 hectares in 2017
5) Eg Wildfire at 182,725 hectares in 1982
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Re: The Top Five Largest Fires of All Time

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Glacier wrote:5 largest fires of all time in BC:

1) Plateau Wildfire at 545,151 hectares in 2017
2) Hanceville Riske Creek Wildfire at 241,160 hectares in 2017
3) Dean River - Tweedsmuir Park at 238,000 hecatares and growing in 2018
4) Kech Wildfire at 225,920 hectares in 1958
5) Elephant Hill Wildfire at 191,865 hectares in 2017
5) Eg Wildfire at 182,725 hectares in 1982



Well, the Eg fire had a good run in the top five list. It made a great talking point for years because it was the huge fire that no one had ever heard of. I'm a little sad to see it go. Thanks for recognizing it one last time.

So, soon to be forgotten by even the wildfire history geeks.

To the Eg fire :130:
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1) Plateau fire at 545,151 hectares in 2017 (Located west of Willams Lake and Quesnel on the Chilcotin plateau)
2) Tweedsmuir Park fire at 270,000 hectares in 2018 (located in the westernmost part of the Chilcotin plateau and up into the Rainbow Mountains)
3) Hanceville Riske Creek fire at 241,160 hectares in 2017 (located west of Williams Lake on the Chilcotin plateau and valley)

4) Kech fire at 225,920 hectares in 1958 (located south of Watson Lake, Yukon in a Liard river tributary)
5) Elephant Hill fire at 191,865 hectares in 2017 (located around Cache Creek, Clinton, and 70 Mile House)

Others:
6) Eg fire at 182,725 hectares in 1982 (located along the Liard river and Alaska highway)
7) N of Johnny Creek at 156,775 hectares in 2018 (located just south of the Lutz Creek fire)
8) Chelaslie River fire at 133, 098 hectares in 2014 (located on the Nechako plateau south of Burns Lake)
9) Alkali Lake (Telegraph Creek) at 118,000 hectares in 2018
10) Tee fire in 1971 at 110,419 hectares (located in the Liard River/Alaska Highway area)
11) Lutz Creek in 2018 at 106,000 hectares (near the Yukon border where BC's northernmost community [Lower Post] has been evacuated)

12) Shovel Lake fire in 2018 at 91,042 hectares and growing (east of Burns Lake on the Nechako plateau)
13) Wisp fire in 1950 at 90,000 hectares in BC & another 940,000 hectares in Alberta (started northeast of Fort St. John).
14) Nadina Lake in 2018 at 84,910 hectares and growing (southwest of Burns Lake on the Nechako plateau)
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