Wildfire season closes after near-record number of acres burned

Wildfire season closes after near-record number of acres burned

3 November 2005

published by kvoa.com


BOISE, Idaho The nation’s 2005 wildfire season saw more than eight-point-two (m) million acres of state and federal land burned. 

It was the most since the record year of 2000 and nearly double an average fireyear.

Terry Marsha with the U-S Department of Interior says much of that burning was in grass and rangeland instead of timber.

The season-ending National Wildland Fire Outlook report was issued yesterday by state and federal fireforecasters.

 The report covers wildfire activity on state and federal land across the United States, though most of the burning occurs in the western U-S and Alaska.


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