Monday, January 27, 2014

[californiadisasters] Latest From CAL FIRE Regarding January, 2014 Wildfire Stats

This year, CAL FIRE has battled over 400 wildfires burning 1,000+ acres. Nearly a 500% increase in fires.

The below statistics are tracked on a weekly basis and provide a snapshot of the number of fires and acres burned. These numbers are subject to change until the final fire season reports are completed and tabulated.
Number of fires and acres:
Interval     Fires     Acres
January 1, 2014 through January 25, 2014     406     1,002
January 1, 2013 through January 25, 2013     0     0
5 year average (same interval)     69     128
(Statistics include all wildfires responded by CAL FIRE in both the State Responsibility Area, as well as the Local Responsibility Area under contract with the department, plus all large wildfires in State Responsibility Area protected by CAL FIRE’s contract counties).



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