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What to Expect for the 2024 Wildfire Season in the U.S.

4 weeks ago
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Key Takeaways

  • Below normal wildfire season expected for the US in 2024, with most fires concentrated in Canada.
  • Potential for hazardous air quality in the US due to smoke from Canadian wildfires.
  • Slow start to the season in the western US due to wet spring, with peak season in July-August.
  • California may see a delayed fire season due to wet winter, but early season fires are still possible.

As the warm summer months approach, many Americans are wondering what type of wildfire season is in store.

While the experts are not predicting an unusually high number of wildfires in the U.S., it could be another summer of hazardous air quality thanks to fires burning across the border in Canada.

Here is what you need to know.


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