Thursday, September 4, 2014

Graph of the area burned by wildfires in BC over the last 50 years

2014 is not yet done, but baring something strange at this point 2014 should end the year with around 340,000 hectares burned.

It should be noted that this year one fire alone, the Chelaslie River fire (R10070),  has burned 133,162 hectares, more than a third of all the area burned this year.   Overall, the five largest fires account for 270,000 hectares, almost 80% of the total area burned.
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