Most destructive wildfires at a glance

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Posted: Sep 13, 2011 8:07 PM
Most destructive wildfires at a glance

The wildfire in Central Texas that has burned more than 45 square miles is the most destructive on record in Texas history. Below are some of the most destructive wildfires in the United States since 1900:

Year Location Structures destroyed

1918 Cloquet-Moose Lake, Minn. 52,000

1923 Berkley, Calif. 624

1990 The Painted Cave, Calif. 641

1991 Oakland, Berkeley, Calif. 2,900

2002 Hayman, Colo. 600

2003 San Diego County, Calif. 2,400

2007 Southern California 3,108

2011 Bastrop County, Texas 1,550

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Sources: National Interagency Fire Center, National Fire Protection Association