In 2020 Nearly 13,000 Acres In North Carolina Were Burned Due To Wildfires
Last updated 7/14/2021 at 11:45am
Wildfires have ravaged the American West in the recent past. Of the 10 costliest wildfires on record, only two occurred prior to 2017, according to the Insurance Information Institute. And this year is shaping up to be more of the same. When considering total acres burned, 2020 was very close to being the most destructive wildfire year on record; as of the start of summer, 2021 is on pace to exceed last year’s numbers.
The defining wildfire event of 2020 – the August Complex Fire – was started by a series of Northern California lightning strikes, and quickly became the largest wildfi...