WATCH: Top 10 most destructive wildfires in history

With the California wildfires being declared a national disaster on 4 August, 2018, Greece suffering huge damage after fires spread and Sweden chasing flames all the way to the Arctic circle, it's been a year with many notable wildfires.

But as the video above shows, the sight of acres of brush going up in flames is one that the planet has battled with throughout history.

Over the years there have been many such conflagrations, with America and Canada particularly hard hit. 

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