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Grizzly Creek Fire now largest in history of White River National Forest

White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams and other forest personnel stop at the Hanging Lake rest area to assess progress of the Grizzly Creek Fire on Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea Self / Post Independent

LARGEST FIRES

Following are the largest fires in the history of the White River National Forest, according to records going back to the early 1930s.

Fire Forest acres Total acres

Grizzly Creek 20,665 25,690

Big Fish 16,912 17,056

Spring Creek 13,494 13,494

Emerald Lake 8,930 10,063

Lake Christine 8,506 12,588

Source: U.S. Forest Service. Grizzly Creek is still active. Big Fish and Spring Creek fires were in 2002. Emerald Lake was in 1980. Lake Christine was in 2018.


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