Megafire (fire)

A megafire is an extraordinary fire triggering very large fires devastating a very large area, of the minimum order of 1,000 ha to 10,000 ha, without this designation corresponding to a very precise scientific definition. While in Europe they are characterized from 1,000 hectares in the United States it is from 10,000 hectares. The concept may vary depending on the size of the regions or countries.


A megafire is an extraordinary fire triggering very large fires devastating a very large area, of the minimum order of 1,000 ha to 10,000 ha, without this designation corresponding to a very precise scientific definition. While in Europe they are characterized from 1,000 hectares in the United States it is from 10,000 hectares. The concept may vary depending on the size of the regions or countries.
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