Colorado's recorded history of wildfires dates back to 1924's Jim Creek Fire in Winter Park; 2,000 acres burned in that fire. Since then, the total of noted wildfires in the state has reached nearly 100.
Thousands of peoples' lives have been affected by the wildfires that Colorado has seen; whether it be by those directly impacted to those saddened and shocked by what the fires have done.
When Colorado has seen so much destruction from wildfires, Coloradans tend to get tense when they see smoke.
14 of the Biggest, Most Destructive Wildfires in Colorado Since 1980
These 14 wildfires were some of the biggest and most destructive in Colorado since 1980.
More on Colorado Fires: All the 2022 Wildfires in Colorado
We're keeping a running list of wildfires in Colorado in 2022. See the wildfires that crews around the state are dealing with this year. We sure appreciate our firefighters, first responders, forest rangers, and park rangers. Thank you for all you do.
More Colorado Fires: Remembering the Storm King Mountain Fire
With Garfield County currently experiencing a devastating fire in Spring Creek, one can’t help but recall the tragic Storm King Mountain fire of 1994.