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Figure : wildfire-number--area--cost
Wildfires—Changes in Area Burned and Cost
Figure 6.4U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station
Jeffrey P. Prestemon
This figure appears in chapter 6 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.
This figure shows the annual wildfire area burned in the United States (red) and the annual federal wildfire suppression expenditures (black), scaled to constant 2016 U.S. dollars (Consumer Price Index deflated). Trends for both area burned and wildfire suppression costs indicate about a fourfold increase over a 30-year period. Source: U.S. Forest Service.
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The time range for this figure is January 01, 1985 (00:00 AM) to December 31, 2016 (00:00 AM).
This figure was created on May 25, 2017.
This figure was submitted on November 30, 2018.
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