Fire History

A panoramic view of a forested area with various wildfire impacts with yellow labels for named wildfires including 2021 Reading Fire, 2009 Fairfield Fire, 2005 Prospect Rx, and 2004 Bluff Fire.

NPS/Calvin Farris


Significant Fires from Recent History

2021 Dixie Fire

The Dixie Fire reached 100% containment on October 26, 2021 with a total size of 963,309 acres including 73,240 acres within the park. The Dixie Fire is the largest fire in park history.

2012 Reading Fire

The Reading fire was caused by a lightning strike on July 23, 2012 after a storm passed through the area. The fire was fully contained on August 22, 2012. The fire size totaled 28,079 acres, of which 16,993 acres are on NPS lands, 11,071 acres on US Forest Service lands, and 75 acres on private lands. Not all of the vegetation in the fire area burned and some areas did not burn at all. The resulting pattern of green vegetation and burned vegetation is called a mosaic. No structures were lost, and one injury was reported. View photos from the Reading Fire on Flickr.


Last updated: December 7, 2021

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