The Size of Puerto Rico

“This year, wildfires have now burned over 2.2 million acres across all fire jurisdictions. This is a record for the number of acres burned in California, and this year’s fire season has another four months to go.”

My brain doesn’t like to visualize acres at that scale. It works out to about 3,500 square miles or almost 9,000 square kilometers. That’s roughly the size of Yellowstone National Park, Puerto Rico, Cyprus, or Lake Titicaca, for some geographical references.

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