How many acres burned 2020?

How many acres burned 2020?

10.1 million acres
About 10.1 million acres were burned in 2020, compared with 4.7 million acres in 2019.

Who started the Jasper Fire?

RAPID CITY, S.D. — 20 years ago Monday, the largest fire on record to scorch the Black Hills started by an arsonist who dropped a single match in the dry forest. The Jasper Fire burned over 80,000 acres and caused damage to a significant portion of the Black Hills on its western slope, west of Custer.

When was the Jasper Fire?

August 24, 2000
On August 24, 2000 an enormous wildfire started just west of Jewel Cave. Named the Jasper Fire, it burned a total of 83,508 acres in the southern Black Hills and approximately 90% of the land area of Jewel Cave National Monument.

When was the last forest fire in Custer State Park?

But he says it’s noteworthy that the Jan. 14 Lemmon fire, as well as the 2017 fire at Legion Lake in Custer State Park, the third-largest Black Hills fire on record which burned 54,000 acres and started on Dec. 12, have both happened in the middle of winter.

What was the biggest wildfire in history?

The Peshtigo Fire of 1871 was the deadliest wildfire in recorded human history. The fire occurred on October 8, 1871, on a day when the entirety of the Great Lake region of the United States was affected by a huge conflagration that spread throughout the U.S. states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois.

What was the largest wildfire in the world?

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.

How bad is smoke in South Dakota?

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources has expanded an air quality alert to include all of South Dakota, where smoke from wildfires in Canada has settled. The smoke is causing low visibility and increased fine particulate matter pollution to levels that may be a concern to public health.

When was the Black Hills Forest fire?

The drought year of 1974 was a big forest fire across the nation and in the Black Hills. The Division of Forestry was taxed to its limits along with the Black Hills National Forest in controlling fires in Custer and Fall River County.

How many acres was the August Complex fire?

1,032,648 acres
By the time it was extinguished on November 12, the August Complex fire had burned a total of 1,032,648 acres (417,898 ha), or 1,614 square miles (4,180 km2), about 1% of California’s 100 million acres of land, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.

How many acres is the Dixie fire?

963,309 acres
The blaze has burned for more than 2½ months, and it stands at 963,309 acres, or about 1,500 square miles.

How many acres has the Dixie Fire burned?

960,213 acres
The Dixie Fire is currently the state’s largest single wildfire, which burned 960,213 acres and is 65% contained. The August Complex is the current largest fire overall in California history, which burned 1,032,648 acres in 2020.

Does rain clear smoke?

Rain can act like a cleanser for the atmosphere as it helps wash out particulates in the air like pollen, dust or smoke aerosols. As rain falls from the sky, it can attract many aerosol particles before hitting the ground.