Last year, 74,126 fires across the United States scorched roughly 8.7 million acres (or 10+11 square feet) of land. That’s 119.9% higher than the average for all wildfires and acres burned. While lightning caused just over 10,000 of the fires, almost 64,000 (10+04) of them were started by humans, according to FindTheData.org’s 2011 US Wildfire Statistics.
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