Mapping the Top 100 Fires Around the World: Ranked by Acres Burned, Fatalities and Cause

Map of the top 100 wildfires

Wildfires are natural disasters that have far-reaching impacts on the environment, economy, and human life. Mapping these fires helps us understand their distribution, frequency, and intensity, which is crucial for effective disaster management and mitigation strategies. This article provides an overview of the top 100 fires around the world and a step-by-step guide on how to search for old fire locations and add new fire locations to the map database.

The Top 100 Fires Around the World

  1. Australian Bushfires (2019-2020)
  2. California Wildfires (2018)
  3. Amazon Rainforest Fires (2019)
  4. Russian Wildfires (2020)
  5. Greek Wildfires (2007)
  6. Portugal Wildfires (2017)
  7. Canadian Wildfires (2016)
  8. Indonesian Forest Fires (2015)
  9. Chile Wildfires (2017)
  10. Alberta Wildfires (2019)

And many more... click here to see the full list of old fires map

How to Search and Add New Locations to the Map Database

Step 1: Searching for New Fire Locations

  1. Use Reliable Sources: To search for new fire locations, use reliable sources such as government websites, environmental organizations, and news outlets. Websites like the Global Fire Data provide up-to-date information on fire incidents around the world.

  2. Satellite Imagery: Utilize satellite imagery from platforms like NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) to detect new fire locations. These tools offer near-real-time data on active fires globally.

  3. Social Media and News Reports: Social media platforms and news reports can also provide information on recent fire incidents. Follow hashtags related to wildfires and set up Google Alerts for keywords like "wildfire," "forest fire," and "bushfire."

Step 2: Adding New Fire Locations to the Map Database

  1. Add Fire Locations:

    • Manual Entry: Enter the latitude and longitude coordinates of the fire location manually. Most mapping tools allow you to add markers by clicking on the map and entering the details.
    • Import Data: If you have a list of fire locations in a spreadsheet or CSV file, you can import this data directly into the map by sending it to us. Ensure the file includes columns for latitude, longitude, fire name, date, and other relevant information.
  2. Add Information: For each fire location, add detailed information, such as the fire’s name, date of occurrence, size, cause, and impact. This provides context and helps users understand the significance of each fire.

  3. Save and Share: Save your map and share it with others. Most mapping tools offer options to share maps publicly or with specific users. You can also embed the map on websites or share it via social media.


Mapping the top 100 fires around the world and keeping the map database updated with new fire locations is crucial for monitoring and managing wildfire incidents. By using reliable sources, satellite imagery, and modern mapping tools, you can create a comprehensive and informative map that aids in disaster management and public awareness. Regularly updating the map ensures that it remains a valuable resource for researchers, policymakers, and the general public.

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