Scale comparison of wildfires

The image above is of all the wildfires in 2017, with D.C. in the center for scale. California was the big "winner" this year:

Nearly 9,000 wildfires tore through the state, burning 1.2 million acres of land (an area the size of Delaware), destroying more than 10,800 structures and killing at least 46 people.

Such a great use of visualization to bring home the point of an important story.


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