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Issue 121 | February 27, 2015


Warm Up with Wildfire Science from Hawaii
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Postfire photo of the 2005 Waikoloa Fire

Photo: The 2005 Waikoloa Fire burned 25,000 acres and threatened the Waikoloa Community. Courtesy of Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization http://www.hawaiiwildfire.org/.

Wildfires in Hawaii?

Pa`a ka waha !

(Observe and learn

Over the past decade, an average of more than 1000 wildfires burned over 17,000 acres each year in Hawaii, with the percentage of total land area burned comparable to and often exceeding figures for the fire-prone western US.  

Humans have caused much of the increase in wildfire threat by increasing the abundance of ignitions and introducing nonnative, fire-prone grasses and shrubs. Nonnative grasslands and shrublands now cover nearly one quarter of Hawaii's total land area.

Learn more about Wildfire in Hawaii by checking out this Basic Science Fact Sheet from our Pacific Fire Exchange.

Basic Science: Wildfire in Hawaii
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