“worst fire season on record.”

“worst fire season on record.”

The press claims that this was the “worst fire season on record” and that we “need a comprehensive strategy.”

The reality is that burn acreage was below the long-term average.

https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm

https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/fireInfo_stats_totalFires.html

I live close to three of the largest fires in Wyoming and Colorado – which occurred in the Medicine Bow National Forest.  I took this picture there a few days ago, and it is pretty obvious what the problem is.  A century of fire suppression has left a massive fuel load on the ground, which is ready to burn.

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November 14, 2020 at 09:51AM

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