As the wildfire season slowly comes to an end, The National Interagency Fire Center reported today (10-19-21) that there are 5,600 wildfire fighters deployed nationally trying to contain 18 large wildfires that are burning on over 2,253,764 acres. No new large fires were being reported as of today.
Seasonal temperatures and semi-wet weather conditions continue to help wildland firefighters work toward containment goals. However, as of today only 2 wildfires are listed as contained.
Since January 1, 2021, 47,524 wildfires have scorched more than 6,494,054 acres in the United States. In comparison for the same time period in 2020, which was considered a ‘bad’ fire season, 46,148 wildfires were reported and they had consumed 8,404,047 acres.
The breakdown per state of wildfires is as follows: California, 8; Idaho, Montana, and Oregon, 3 each; and Washington State, 1.
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