2013 wildfire season — slower than average so far

The 2013 wildfire season is not over yet — in fact the fall fire season is just beginning in some areas east of the Mississippi River. Southern California could still erupt if it is dry and the Santa Ana winds raise hell, but in looking at the numbers through October 31, this year is on track to have the second fewest number of acres burned in the last ten years.

Ecowest.org harvested data from the National Interagency Fire Center and produced a number of graphs, including the one below.

Wildfire data for 2013 through October 31
Wildfire data for 2013, through October 31


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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.