2017 is gearing up to be a record-setting year for wildfires in the U.S. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 10,829 wildfires burned 2,062,012 acres throughout the U.S. so far this year. The amount of acres burned this season is ?roughly 10 times the average and also the most acres burned as of mid-March since 2006? according to a National Interagency Fire Center spokeswoman, reported on USA Today.
These fires burn quickly and can be difficult to contain, leading to evacuations and devastating loss. With the high probability that we will see more fires this year, take these steps provided by the Kansas Insurance Department to reduce the risk of home and property loss during continued wildfire activity:
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