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Causes of Wildfires in New York, 1975-2016

This graph shows the various sources of wild fires in New York from 1975 through 2016. Smoking, debris burning from trash burning barrels used to be larger sources of wildfires. Total wildfires are down lately, but that's more been a matter of weather, as once can see the number of wildfires on any particular year is highly variable.

Data Sources:
NYS Forest Ranger Wildfires for FireFamily Plus 4.1: 1975-2007
https://data.ny.gov/Energy-Environment/NYS-Forest-Ranger-Wildfires-for-FireFamily-Plus-4-/4xir-miej

New York State Forest Ranger Wildland Fire Reporting Database: Beginning 2008
https://data.ny.gov/Energy-Environment/NYS-Forest-Ranger-Wildfires-for-FireFamily-Plus-4-/4xir-miej