Originally Posted By: Advocacy group
Since the 1870's the average fire in all of NYS has been less than 50 ac. Most years show much less than 15000 total acres burned in the entire state. Fire would have to happen much more regularly to be a factor in the northeast ecosystem.

If anyone wants to see the actual numbers instead of agenda-driven propaganda averages, take a look at:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/42438.html