Fires: Getting Bigger…and Fast

News from Big Sur area is mixed: the Basin Complex fire (detailed here) is still nowhere near under control, and has forced evacuations and the closure of Hwy 1, but its fellow blaze, the Indians Wildland fire, is 95% contained. Pictures from the area are alarming, but the better-known areas are being well-defended.

But the big picture, as graphed here with data from the National Interagency Fire Center, is troubling:

Average Size of Fires

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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