According to the National Interagency Fire Center, each year for the last six years, an average of 78,000 wildfires have burned 1.7 million ha (4.3 million acres) in the United States. The human response to those fires varies greatly: some are left to burn themselves out, while others are suppressed with every resource available. Generally, those fires that require a large suppression effort also require follow-up assessments and management to limit further damage to the burned area.
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Anderson, R.C. and J.H. Dooley. 2006. Healing in a fire’s aftermath. Resource: Engineering and Technology for a Sustainable World. 13(3):9-10. St. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
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