For decades, one of the most striking and predictable patterns of human behavior in the western U.S. has been people accidentally starting fires on the Fourth of July. From 1992 to 2015, more than 7,000 wildfires started in the U.S. on July 4 – the most wildfires ignited on any day during the year. And most of these are near homes.
Author(s): Philip Higuera, Alexander L. Metcalf, Dave McWethy, Jennifer Balch
Publication Date: 1 July 2021
Publication Site: The Conversation