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LET ‘EM BURN: WILDFIRES—BY THE NUMBERS

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Number of large, active forest fires raging in the U.S. at press time

1,262,000
Number of acres those fires have burned

3,369
Number of wildfires that have raged in the state of Georgia in 2009 (only California and Texas have seen more fires this year)

12,919
Number of acres those Georgia fires have burned

$211,878,044
The cost to suppress all U.S. wildfires in 2009.

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