Record Burn Acreage

2020 sets new record for US acreage burned in wildfires | TheHill

In 1945 the US Forest Service reported that fires burn an average of 31 million acres per year.

“Every year over 200,000 fires burn and sear the forests of the United States. Every year an average of 31,000,000 acres of forest land is burned over — an area larger than the State of New York.”

Forest Fires and how You Can Prevent Them – Google Books


National Interagency Fire Center

TimesMachine: October 9, 1938 –

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