17 Times Forest Fires Ultimately Destroyed Massive Amounts of Land

From the most historical to the those remembered in recent memory, here are 17 times that wildfires have ripped through and destroyed massive amounts of land in the United States!

1.The Great Peshtigo Fire


Known as one of the worst forest fires to hit North America, The Great Pashtigo Fire of 1871 raged through Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. The fire subsequently destroyed millions of dollars’ worth of property and took between 1,200 and 2,400 lives.