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By JOHN McCALLUM
Staff Reporter 

Regional fire starts top five-year average

Acres burned is under five-year mark through Aug. 31, but will rise with September fires

 

Last updated 10/1/2020 at 11:42am



COLVILLE – Statistical fire starts in the Department of Natural Resources Northeast Region this year have exceeded a five-year average so far, according to a report from the DNR.

On the flip side, acreage burned is below the five-year average, a figure skewed somewhat by the fact that almost 650,000 acres was burned in 2015 from Jan. 1 – Aug. 31.

In the period ending Aug. 31, the four units that compose the Northeast Region have seen 494 statistical fires — 474 caused by human activity. The five-year average is almost 481.6, with 376.8 human caused and 103.8 started by lightning.

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