The Deadliest Wildfires

  1. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 1910,USFS fire, 78 people died in a burnover.
  2. California, 1933, Griffith Park fire, 25 people died in a burnover.
  3. Arizona, 2013, Arizona State Forestry Division, Yarnell Hill fire, 19 people died in a burnover.
  4. Wyoming, 1937, Blackwater fire, 15 people died in a burnover.
  5. California, 1953, CDF, Rattlesnake fire, 15 people died in a burnover.
  6. Colorado, 1994, BLM, South Canyon fire, 14 people died in a burnover.
  7. Montana, 1949, USFS, Helena NF, Mann Gulch fire, 13 people died in a burnover.
  8. California, 1966, USFS, Angeles NF, Loop fire, 12 people died in a burnover.
  9. California, 1956, USFS, Cleveland NF, Inaja fire, 11 people died in a burnover.
  10. California, 1943, USFS, Cleveland NF, Hauser Creek fire, 11 people died in a burnover.
  11. California, 2008, USFS, Shasta-Trinity NF, Buckhorn fire, 9 people died in a helicopter crash.

Source: Safety Grams, National Wildfire Coordinating Group