Washington State has certainly head more than its fair share of forest fires in the past few years to devastating results. Over 250 million spent to fight fires in 2015 alone.  Some of Washington’s fires were caused by lightning strikes but a new study out of the University of Colorado says 84 percent of all wildfires in the U.S. are started by people.

 Reporting on one of the most comprehensive fire studies to date,  USA Today says that humans on average have added almost three months to the national fire season.   The study also says fighting wildfires in the U.S. has exceeded $2 billion in recent years. Humans also account for nearly half the acreage burned each year.'

Summer camping is still a few months off but it's never too soon to start talking about safety.

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