Number Of US Forest Fires Continues To Decline

US forest fire burn acreage and number of fires is down 80% over the last 80 years.

Indicator 3.16: Area and percent of forest affected by abiotic agents

There were 185,209 fires in 1937, and more than 200,000 in 1936.

October 9, 1938 – NYTimes

The decline continues. This year there have been less than 40,000 fires so far,

(Assuming the 2016 number is a typo)

National Interagency Fire Center

There is lots of rain falling in the southwest, so there won’t be much fire activity there in the foreseeable future.

Intellicast – Weekly Precipitation in United States

Meanwhile, the press continues their usual hysterical nonsense.

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