Adirondack Fire

Adirondack Fire
LocationAdirondack Park and Catskill regions, New York State
Burned area600,000 acres (240,000 ha)
CauseA farmer in Lake Placid lost control of a fallow fire, which was spread due to drought and dry weather conditions.

Adirondack Fire, the Great Fire of 1903, was a wildfire comprising 643 fires in Adirondack and Catskill region, New York, that started on Monday, April 20, 1903.[1][2][3][4] The fire lasted for six weeks. It burned a total area of 600,000 acres, mainly in Adirondack Forest.[5][6] No human lives were lost, but it killed fishes, trees, deer, and damaged properties.[2][7]

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