It was a very dry year through most of the USA. But we are grateful that there were so many fewer fires.
This is the most calm the Forest Service’s active fire map has looked all year.
After all, here was the year 2012 in fires, as compiled by NASA.
Through August, the continental U.S. had seen the most acreage burned by wildfires in history. Happily, that trend didn’t continue. We only came in second.
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