US forest fire burn acreage and number of fires is down 80% over the last 80 years.
There were 185,209 fires in 1937, and more than 200,000 in 1936.
The decline continues. This year there have been less than 40,000 fires so far,
(Assuming the 2016 number is a typo)
There is lots of rain falling in the southwest, so there won’t be much fire activity there in the foreseeable future.
Meanwhile, the press continues their usual hysterical nonsense.