California Wildfires Down 90 Percent This Year

After back to back years of apocalyptic Northern California wildfires, 2019 has thus far proved surprisingly mild.

According to Cal Fire’s current year statistics—updated earlier this week—the state fire agency has recorded 3,198 fires since January 1, burning a total of 23,748 acres.

The five-year average over the same period is 3,753 fires and 254,395 acres, meaning that so far this year the state’s fire acreage is down 90 percent.

Read more at Curbed SF

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