Wildfire Season So Far: Tragic, Destructive And Below Average

National Public Radio: It may seem like wildfire Armageddon out there, given the tragic deaths of 24 wildland firefighters this year, more than 800 homes and businesses burned to the ground, nearly 1.6 million acres scorched and over 23,000 blazes requiring suppression. But as dramatic as it's been, the 2013 wildfire season has yet to kick into high gear. The 2013 Wildfire Season By The Numbers (as of July 2) Acres burned to date: 1,592,042 Wildfires to date: 23,389 Ten-year average for acres burned to date:......

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