5 Most Deadly Forest Fire All Time

Great forest fires that struck Australia in 2009, left nearly 230 people killed. But if we look at the same events in dozens of decades ago, what happened to Australia is still relatively small compared to that.

1. Fire Peshtigo (2500 died )

On October 8, 1871 events Peshtigo Fire in Peshtigo, Wisconsin. These fires caused many deaths in US history. Casualties who died as many as 2,500 people. Exactly on the same day there were also the same event known as "Great Chicago Fire". These events create an event in Peshtigo Fire largely forgotten. On that day, the fire Peshtigo and Chicago, hit cities by the Dutch, Manistee, Michigan, and the same fate befell Port Huron to the south of Lake Huron.

2. Kursha-2 (1200 died)

Kursha-2 is an industrial society in the Middle Meshchyora, Ryazan Oblast. built after the October Revolution to exploit local forests. Kursha-2 destroyed by the disastrous storm of fire on August 3, 1936. This disaster caused human deaths 1,200 inhabitants.

3. Fire Cloquet (453 died)

The 1918 Cloquet fire is a major fire disaster in northern Minnesota in October, 1918. Caused by a spark at the local train coupled with dry conditions. This disaster led to the west of Carlton County destroyed, Moose Lake, Cloquet, and Kettle River. Cloquet region is the region most damaged by this disaster. This disaster is the worst natural disaster in the history of Minnesota. Total casualties who died reached 453 lives were lost and 52,000 people were injured or displaced, 38 communities were destroyed, 250,000 hectares (1,000 km2) burned, and a loss of $ 73 million in property damage suffered.

4. The Great Hinckley Fire (418 dead)

Hinckley Fire is a major fire that occurred on September 1 in 1894 which burned an area of ​​at least 810 square kilometers, maybe more than 1000 km², including the town of Hinckley and Minnesota. Fire kills hundreds of people, with a minimum number of estimated 418 fatalities. However, some experts believe the actual number of victims who died approaching nearly 800 casualties. If so, this fire is the second most deadly in history Cloquet Minnesota after the event.

5. The Great Thumb Fire (282 dead)

This fire occurred on September 5, 1881, in the Thumb, Michigan in the United States. The fire that burned more than one million hectares (4,000 square kilometers) in less than a day, is a consequence of the drought that hit, plus wind, heat, and ecological damage caused by logging. This event, called "the Great Thumb Fire", "The Great Forest Fire of 1881" or "the Huron Fire" that killed 282 people in Sanilac, Lapeer, Tuscola and Huron. Estimates of the damage reached $ 2,347,000 loss.

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