According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 1,534 fires on Utah wildland burned a total of 415,266 acres in 2012.

As Utah gears up to face another fire season, here's a looks at the biggest wildfires in the history of the U.S.

21 Fireworks in Colorado Springs
Ed Andrieski, AP

The Associated Press reported that a sign in a Colorado Springs neighborhood read "FAIR WARNING: Anyone using or allowing use of fireworks in this neighborhood will be dealt with harshly! And that doesn't mean just by the police.'"

The Waldo Canyon fire in 2012 burned more than 18,00 acres and took more than two weeks to be contained.

20 Big Turnaround

Date: April-June 2007

Location: Georgia

Acres burned: 388,017

The largest fire in the history of both Georgia and Florida, the blaze started after a collision between a tree limb and a downed power line, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

19 Yaquina

The Yaquina fire blazed across Oregon in 1853, burning over 450,00 acres according to findthedata.com

18 Rodeo-Chediski

In 2002, hundreds of thousands of acres were burned in Arizona when two fires merged on June 23.

The original fire in Rodeo was started on June 18 by a firefighter looking for work, according to the Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. The Chediski blaze was started on June 20 by a stranded motorist looking for help.

It blazed for more than 60 days and consumed 468,000 acres as well as 481 structures, according to azcentral.com

17 Biscuit Fire
Alaska Fire Service via ucar.edu

The longest burning fire in the history of Oregon, it was dubbed the Biscuit Fire by the U.S. Forest Service after Biscuit Creek in southern Oregon.

On July 13, 2002, lightning strikes caused five different blazes in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and they eventually merged into one, according to Oregonencyclopedia.org.

Biscuit was not fully contained until November, although the majority of damage was done between before July 15. It burned over 500,000 acres.

16 Minto Flats South

This 2009 fire in Alaska burned over 300,000 acres and took over two months to fully contain.

The 2009 Alaskan summer featured unusually hot and dry conditions which contributed to the blaze.

15 Boundary

The 2004 Alaska fire was caused by lightning strikes and burned over 500,000 acres.

14 Inowak Fire

The 1997 Alaska blaze claimed over 610,000 thousand acres.

13 Eagle Complex Fire

This fire in 2004 started in the Upper Yukon Zone of Alaska and burned over 614,000 acres.

12 Railbelt Complex Fire

Another fire from Alaska makes the list, this one from 2009. Homes were evacuated and it burned half a million acres.

11 Adirondack Fire

This 1903 New York fire was started by locomotives, according to Pete Nelson of Adirondackalmanack.com.

In total, it burned over 617,000 acres.

10 Murphy Complex Fire

The 2007 blaze spread through both Nevada and Idaho, and destroyed an estimated 653,00 acres, according to ranker.com

9 Yellowstone Fires of 1988

Caused by a record drought, the largest fire in the history of Yellowstone National Park was so bad that it was shut down to everyone except emergency personnel.

36 percent of the park was affected, and the fire only stopped when cool and wet weather came in the later months of 1988.

Almost 800,000 acres were destroyed and 67 structured were ruined, according to the National Park Service.

8 Southern California Complex

Nicknamed the "Fire Siege of 2003," Southern California was rocked by several fires in October, ranging from San Bernardino down to San Diego.

The Fires caused 21 deaths, including one firefighter.

7 East Amarillo Complex Fire

The largest fire during the 2006 season, this Texas blaze destroyed 80 structures and over 900,000 acres, according to findthedata.org.

Tragically, 12 lives were lost due to the fire.

6 Yacolt Blaze

In 1902, several fires burned over Washington and Oregon and claimed a whopping 38 lives.

Caused by both a locomotive as well as humans, the fires mandated new legislation as a result.

Some accounts also blame lightning as a trigger. According to historylink.org, the cost of the damage at the time was over $12 million and the smoke was so bad that street lights in Seattle glowed at noon.

5 Cloquet-Moose Lake Fire

According to the History Channel website, the 1918 fire was caused by dry conditions and sparks from a locomotive. It is the worst natural disaster in the history of Minnesota, in terms of lives lost on one day.

453 lives were lost and and over 250,000 acres were burned.

4 Great Fire

The 1845 fire burned over 1.5 million acres in Oregon according to the National Park Service.

3 Big Blowup Fire

According to the Forest Historical Society, the 1910 blaze burned over three million acres and killed 85. The "Big Blowup" spread across Washington, Idaho and Montana.

2 Lower Michigan

The September 1881 fire spread through Michigan and killed 282 people.

This fire was the first event that was aided by the American Red Cross, founded by Clara Barton in the same year.

The fire caused more than 14,000 people to be depended on aid.

1 Peshtigo

The Peshtigo fire remains the worst fire in American history.

On October 8-9, 1871, the fire blazed through Wisconsin and Michigan. Caused by a supreme drought and "slash and burn" land-clearing practices of the day, the fire claimed between 1,200 and 2,400 people.

More than 280,000 acres were burned, according to the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The fire was not put out until it reached the waters of Green Bay.