Fewest US Forest Fires In Three Decades

The fire season is probably over, with no large fires burning and below normal temperatures in the west. The US had less than 40,000 fires this year – the smallest number since 1984.

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National Interagency Fire Center

National Interagency Fire Center

In 1938, the US had more than four times as many fires as 2013

01 Feb 1939 – AMERICA’S FOREST FIRE TOLL

Obama says that we are having more fires now, because – as usual – he has no idea what he is talking about.

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10 Responses to Fewest US Forest Fires In Three Decades

  1. Max S. says:

    Why would you use total number of fires instead of total acreage to describe fire trends?

  2. Max S. says:

    OK, but you don’t seem to agree that’s more relevant to the issue of fire trends rather than number of fires.

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