(image from "how stuff works)
by Dan Savage, The Stranger, June 19, 2013
Four hundred homes went up in flames in Colorado last week.
"Nature Takes a Fiery Toll Despite a Community's Efforts to Prepare," a June 14 New York Times
headline read. They're calling 2013 the "most destructive wildfire
season in Colorado history." The last wildfire season they described
that way? That would be last year's wildfire season—the 2012 wildfire
season—when 600 homes and countless acres in Colorado burned.
According to research cited in the New York Times, six of Colorado's worst wildfire seasons have taken place since 2000.
(h/t Tenney Naumer)