An unplanned, unwanted wildland fire including unauthorized human-caused fires, escaped wildland fire use events, escaped prescribed fire projects, and all other wildland fires where the objective is to put the fire out. source: GFMC
21 Sep 2015, Bloomberg LP
An editorial in the Bloomberg View reports that forest mismanagement may be the biggest culprit in California's wildfires. 'If smaller wildfires had been allowed to burn 20 years ago, the forest wouldn't have grown so dense, and today's flames wouldn't have had the fuel to reach the canopy and send embers flying, spreading the blaze and resulting in three deaths and the loss of some 600 houses'...
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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