Special Report

How Much of Every State Has Burned in Wildfires

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50. Rhode Island
> 2012-2021 wildfires: 597 acres burned, 542 wildfires
> 2012-2021 wildfires as pct. of forest land: 0.2% of 370,000 forest acres — 10th smallest share
> 2021 wildfires: 178 acres burned — 5th fewest, 99 wildfires
> 2021 wildfires causes (by acres burned): human: 100.0%,; lightning: 0.0%

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49. Delaware
> 2012-2021 wildfires: 1,379 acres burned, 435 wildfires
> 2012-2021 wildfires as pct. of forest land: 0.4% of 361,000 forest acres — 14th smallest share
> 2021 wildfires: 0 acres burned
> 2021 wildfires causes (by acres burned): N/A

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48. Vermont
> 2012-2021 wildfires: 1,977 acres burned, 840 wildfires
> 2012-2021 wildfires as pct. of forest land: 0.0% of 4,511,000 forest acres — 2nd smallest share
> 2021 wildfires: 157 acres burned — 4th fewest, 90 wildfires
> 2021 wildfires causes (by acres burned): human: 97.5%; lightning: 2.5%

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47. New Hampshire
> 2012-2021 wildfires: 2,298 acres burned, 1,450 wildfires
> 2012-2021 wildfires as pct. of forest land: 0.0% of 4,758,000 forest acres — 3rd smallest share
> 2021 wildfires: 96 acres burned — 2nd fewest, 280 wildfires
> 2021 wildfires causes (by acres burned): human: 100.0%; lightning: 0.0%

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46. Connecticut
> 2012-2021 wildfires: 2,526 acres burned, 1,511 wildfires
> 2012-2021 wildfires as pct. of forest land: 0.1% of 1,808,000 forest acres — 8th smallest share
> 2021 wildfires: 127 acres burned — 3rd fewest, 60 wildfires
> 2021 wildfires causes (by acres burned): human: 100.0%; lightning: 0.0%

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