The very quiet fire year of 2013 continues, with near historic lows in number of fires and burn acreage – and no fires currently burning in most western states.
The southwest has received record amounts of rain in recent months. Parts of Utah have received more than 100% of their normal annual rainfall in just the past seven days.
If you listen to CNN or Barack Obama, you would believe that this has been a record fire year, and that the southwest is wracked by drought. They are not in the business of telling the truth.