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US Wildfires Below Average In 2014

April 19, 2015

By Paul Homewood





The National Interagency Fire Center has now published its Annual Report for 2014.

Both the number and acreage of wildfires was below the 10-year average, although the Northwest (fires and acreage) and Northern California (acreage) were much above average.








Significantly, not only was last year below average, but the 5-year averages for both fires and acreage are below the 10-year average, which suggests the incidence of wildfires has actually been decreasing, contrary to popular myth.




  1. April 20, 2015 4:59 am

    Thanks Paul! Data doesn’t lie. People do! Thanks for stating and showing the facts.

  2. April 20, 2015 7:45 am

    You know all those BBC stories you hear on the BBC about how a city that used to get regular huge hurricanes until 50 years ago stopped getting them.
    – well this one Tampico City just reported by a BBC Magazine prog.
    ..locals say it’s the aliens diverting them ..well the BBC would rather air that rather than someone saying climatic effects do vary over centuries.
    “Tampico is located in a hurricane area, but it has not been affected directly by one in more than 50 years”
    – If a place that previously didn’t get hurricanes started getting them the media would obsess about it.
    There is more info on the news page
    ..there are other sources, that people don’t find the stories cos they don’t search in Spanish.
    I used : Tampico huracán extraterrestres protegen

    • April 20, 2015 7:54 am

      of course the locals are not being protected by aliens
      …..cos in May 2007 they didn’t protect the city from the big earthquake.

  3. April 20, 2015 3:16 pm

    Well, I knew when I didn’t hear of the high number of wild fires in the US being caused by climate change, there just weren’t many wild fires!

  4. Chuckarama permalink
    April 21, 2015 12:40 am

    Oh sure. Now they get their math concepts right… Whenever something is above “average” they refer to it as above “normal”. As if average is “normal”. I blame meteorologists for this, by-the-way. Normal is a range and there is never any mention of what that range is, when they say “normal”. Now, when it’s below “normal”, they finally say “average”. Sigh….

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