RANDOM LENGTHS: Federal government takes proactive wildfire stance
EUGENE, OR, Aug. 22, 2019 (Through a Knothole) -While U.S. wildfire activity in 2019 has been subdued compared to prior years, the federal government expects no long-term letup in its potential for destruction.
Last year was one of the most severe on record, as more than 58,000 wildfires burned over 8.8 million acres. Additionally, nearly 26,000 structures were destroyed, more than double the previous record. Thus, the Trump administration is taking a more proactive approach toward wildfire suppression.
According to the National Interagency Fire Center, wildfire activity in the U.S. through August 7 declined this year compared to the same period last ...