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The most devastating forest fires through the decades

Love Exploring Logo By Jacqui Agate of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 50: Sadly, forest and wildfires have never been far from the headlines in the last few years. As the impact of climate change takes its toll and areas see record-breaking high temperatures and drought, violent blazes have flared up all over the world, from Greece and California to the Amazon rainforest. We take a look at some of the most destructive the planet has ever seen, ranging from the late 1800s to the modern day inferno in Lake Tahoe, as well as why they happen.

Devastating blazes that changed the world

Sadly, forest and wildfires have never been far from the headlines in the last few years. As the impact of climate change takes its toll and areas see record-breaking high temperatures and drought, violent blazes have flared up all over the world, from Greece and California to the Amazon rainforest. We take a look at some of the most destructive the planet has ever seen, ranging from the late 1800s to the modern day inferno in Lake Tahoe, as well as why they happen.
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