2012 was a record fire year in Nebraska

Cottonwood Fire Crawford NE
Cottonwood Fire, west of Crawford, NE, June 18, 2012. Photo by Bill Gabbert

In 2012 Nebraska had the most acres burned in wildfires since records started being kept in 1964. Approximately half a million acres were blackened by fire last year.

Nebraska acres burned wildfires
Acres burned in Nebraska wildfires, 1964-2012. From the Nebraska Forest Service.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.