"2012 Wildfire Forecast"

"Wildfire season is well underway. Based on the number of acres burned in 2012 to date, this year is running below the 10-year average (1,012,419 acres compared to 1,546,333 acres). What's notable though is that although there have been fewer fires (24,062 this year-to-date versus 33,755 for the 10-year average), a few are giant beasts."

Julia Whitty reports for Mother Jones June 13, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Forest Service: Wildfires Intensify Need for Forest Management" (Christian Science Monitor)

"High Park Fire: Colorado And New Mexico Wildfire Crews Gain Ground" (Reuters)

Source: Mother Jones, 06/14/2012