FOREST FIRE STATISTICS

FOREST FIRE STATISTICS

Washington—Damage of $85,715,747 was caused by forest fires which burned over 45,483,307 acres in 45 States from 1916 to 1920, inclusive, it was reported by the Forestry Service of the Department of Agriculture. A total of 160,318 forest fires occurred during the five years’ period, Minnesota being the chief sufferer, with a loss of $30,895,868.

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