Saturday, June 30, 2012

Colorado Burning

You'd think the entire state of Colorado is on fire judging by the media coverage. I get the impression the "journalists" think wildfires are a rare event. Here's a little perspective.

In 2011, the nationwide number of wildfires was... 73,484...
which burned 8.7 million acres.

During June of 2011, there were 6,567 fires,
which burned 1.3 million acres.

Average acres burned annually... 6,520,307

Average number of fires annually... 76,468

Source: NOAA

Year to date 2012 nationwide fires... 27,176

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