The BLM Asks Public for Help in Preventing Human-Caused Wildfires
July 1, 2020
BOISE, ID – The arrival of vacation season and increasing wildfire activity with hot, dry summer weather in the West is prompting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to ask the public to help prevent wildland fires, the majority of which are caused by people.
The Southwest and Alaska are currently experiencing fire activity, with numerous large wildfires occurring, and other states may experience significant wildfire activity over the next few months.
“Every year, human-caused wildfires comprise approximately 87 percent of all wildfire ignitions across the country, posing considerable t...