Fifty-seven percent of California’s 33 million acres of forest are controlled by the federal government. The Great Fire of 1910 — believed to be the biggest fire in recorded American history — burned 3 million acres across Washington, Idaho and Montana and killed 86 people.

from https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-managing-its-forests-president-managing-its-federal-lands-n942581
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