Cal Fire: Charting the Biggest Blazes

October 2, 2020

All but three of the Top 20 Largest #Wildfires have occurred since 2000, with 5 of these large & damaging wildfires occurring just this year. As we enter the fall season, which is known to have the largest wildfires, we want to remind everyone that now is the time to be prepared.

5 Responses to “Cal Fire: Charting the Biggest Blazes”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Yes, but that’s only because California has bad forest management. For example, Austria manages to have its forest located where they typically get high humidity winds from the West, and has few forest fires. Why can’t California do that?

    • Keith McClary Says:

      Where were the forests before there was “forest management” ? I think California had frequent small fires (because most places had already burned recently).

      • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

        Even after the Smokey-the-Bear suppression policies were lifted, forest fire fighting still had to deal with increasing Wild-Urban Interfaces (“woo-ees”) that required suppression.

        Watch out for people who want to blame all of these record fires on poor “management”. Ask them how much taxpayer money they want to have spent on clearing out any vegetation that can grow quickly during wet/rainy times then dry out just as quickly as the hot/dry waves come through.

  2. Gingerbaker Says:

    As if to pour gasoline on an already raging inferno, I give you the most annoying song ever written, so it is sorta apropos – Wildfire- Michael Martin Murphey:

  3. lxpetrik Says:

    Did you make this viz or pull from somewhere else? It looks like the source is CalFire, but want to credit the artist as well.

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