Data Viz: Wildfires in the USA

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Data Viz: Wildfires in the USA

There’s been a lot of coverage of wildfires in the United States this year, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, where some of the largest fires are consuming hundreds of thousands of acres. To bring some context, I scraped data from the US Forest Service’s website for 2015. The site also includes links for historical fire data. Here’s the viz:

If you live in a fire-prone area, you’ve likely learned to live with the risk.

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