Over $2 Billion In US Fire Suppression Costs From This Year’s Wildfire Season

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Published on September 19th, 2017 | by James Ayre


September 19th, 2017 by  

There has been more than $2 billion spent on fire suppression efforts so far this budget year in the US (the budget year runs from October 1 through September 30), according to the US Forest Service.

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That figure represents a substantial increase from the previous record year of 2015, which saw the agency spend $1.7 billion on fire suppression efforts.

To be clear here, these figures relate solely to US Forest Service costs and don’t include figures from federal, state, or local firefighting agencies.

Altogether, 2017 has been an unprecedented year in the

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