Individuals affected by the most significant wildfires worldwide up to 2016

This statistic shows the number of people affected by major forest, brush or wildfires from 1900 to 2016*. Approximately 100,683 persons were affected by wildfire in Russia on July 20, 1998.

Number of people affected by major forest, brush or wildfires between 1900 and 2016*

Number of victims
Indonesia, Forest fire
(Oct 1994)
3,000,000
Macedonia FRY, Forest fire
(July 2007)
1,000,000
United States, Scrub/grassland fire
(Oct 2007)
640,064
Indonesia, Forest fire
(Sep 2015)
409,664
Argentina, Forest fire
(Jan 1987)
152,752
Portugal, Forest fire
(Jan 2003)
150,000
Paraguay, Forest fire
(Sep 2007)
125,000
Russia, Forest fire
(July 1998)
100,683
Democratic Republic of Congo, Forest fire
(Aug 2015)
57,003
China, Wild fire
(May 1987)
56,313
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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1900-2016

Supplementary notes

* Figures are as of November 17, 2016.

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