Lowest Burn Acreage Of The Century

Burn acreage in the US this year was the lowest of the century, and twelfth lowest since 1925.

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8 Responses to Lowest Burn Acreage Of The Century

  1. rah says:

    That is exactly opposite of what I thought would happen.

    With the record snowfall out west last winter and thus massive amounts of water unleashed during the melt, I expected a massive increase in seasonal growth. Growth that dies and dries in the summer and provides excellent tinder and fuel for wildfires. This has been the pattern that I have noticed in the past. But for some reason it didn’t happen this year.

    Any true experts here that can enlighten me as to why the burn acreage this season was so relatively low?

    • Tony Heller says:

      We had a very wet spring and summer in the west

    • Jimmie Dollard says:

      There were fewer megafires in 2023. Virtually all megafires (over 100,000 acres) are due to high winds. The wind plus ignition is much more a factor in acres burned that fuel load. We can’t control the wind, but we can work to limit ignition sources when high winds are forecast.

  2. Petit_Barde says:

    The lowest burn acreage of the century despite the most ridiculously massive fire-geddon propaganda fueled by the usual useful idiots.

  3. Walter says:

    Yet they have failed to mention this great news on any news station.

    • rah says:

      I’m sure they were distracted by being busy promoting the next COVID booster, wild fires in Canada, LGBTQ and CRT in schools, use of the proper pronouns, Biden’s war in Ukraine, Tropical storms, and applauding legal actions against Trump and saying for the millionth time that “the walls are closing in”, to get around to it I’m sure.

  4. conrad ziefle says:

    is it too early to assess whether there was some snow accumulation over the last year?

  5. Disillusioned says:

    In spite of all of the arson from all of the king’s men, Mama Gaia had her own plans.

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