Did you know that there are currently 72 large wildfires burning across the U.S., and that of them only two are 100% contained? Among the 14 states currently reporting large fires, which have now consumed more than 754,000 acres, are Alaska with 15, Oregon with 13, Utah with 7, Colorado with 6, and Washington with 4. If you think these numbers are staggering, and that the risk of wildfires is on the rise, you’re absolutely right.
Take California for example, where last year’s wildfire season, as reported by The Washington Post, caused historic levels of death and destruction, burning 1.2 million acres of land; destroying more than 10,800 structures; and killing at least 46 people. Today there are four la