Yacolt Fire • Earth.com

Last update: June 18th, 2019 at 9:00 am

Yacolt Fire

Simultaneous fires burning in the states of Washington and Oregon in 1902 are known as the Yacolt Burn. 500,000 acres were destroyed and over 60 people were killed. One fire was started by locomotive while another fire was started by boys who were torching a bee’s nest. Hunters, campers, and lightning were also reported as likely sources of the fires.

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