Nearly 2.5 million acres burned across US in August 2015

Nearly 2.5 million acres burned across US in August 2015

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22 September 2015

Due to a data entry error, a previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the area burned in August 2015 was 4.04 million acres, which would have set a new record for area burned in August. The correct figure is 2.4 million acres, which is the third-largest August burned area on record. Text and graphs have been updated to reflect the correct figure.

Last month, our “Climate Challenge” online game pitted experts against players to answer the following question: What will be the total area burned due to wildfires in the United States in August 2015?

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