Wildfires - death toll worldwide up to 2016

The 10 most significant wildfire events based on the number of fatalities from 1900 to 2016*

Wildfires - death toll worldwide up to 2016 This statistic shows the number of fatalities resulting from significant wildfires around the world between 1900 and 2016*. In February 2009, total 180 lives were lost due to a wildfire event in Australia.
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The 10 most significant wildfire events based on the number of fatalities from 1900 to 2016*

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WildfiresNumber of fatalities
United States, forest fire (October 15, 1918) 1,000
Indonesia, forest fire (September 1997) 240
China, forest fire (May 1987) 191
Australia, bush/brush fire (February 2, 2009) 180
United States, forest fire (October 20, 1944) 121
France (August 1949) 80
Australia, scrub/grassland fire (February 16, 1983) 75
Canada, forest fire (July 11, 1911) 73
Australia, scrub/grassland fire (1939) 71
Greece, forest fire (August 24, 2007) 65
WildfiresNumber of fatalities
United States, forest fire (October 15, 1918) 1,000
Indonesia, forest fire (September 1997) 240
China, forest fire (May 1987) 191
Australia, bush/brush fire (February 2, 2009) 180
United States, forest fire (October 20, 1944) 121
France (August 1949) 80
Australia, scrub/grassland fire (February 16, 1983) 75
Canada, forest fire (July 11, 1911) 73
Australia, scrub/grassland fire (1939) 71
Greece, forest fire (August 24, 2007) 65
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This statistic shows the number of fatalities resulting from significant wildfires around the world between 1900 and 2016*. In February 2009, total 180 lives were lost due to a wildfire event in Australia.
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