“About 10 million acres burned and the actual bill after the fire was 24 times higher than the cost of fire suppression. So, $50 billion.”
Dr. Paul Hessburg with the US Forest Service says in 2015 they spent two to three billion dollars when it comes to fire suppression in the west, which was nothing compared to total that came after the fire was out.
The Jolly Mountain and Norse Peak fires have been contained but local communities and government agencies are still paying the price from the blazes. read more >>