The West may not have had a super-fire that generated headlines, but the wildfire season has still been one of the worst in the last 10 years, The New York Times reports today.

The fires of 2006 have been just about everywhere, from the plains of Texas and Nebraska to the high northern Rockies of Montana to the Nevada desert.

The damage has been incremental and dispersed, but cumulatively no less devastating, with at least 7.1 million acres burned by late this week, more than in any comparable period in 10 years, federal figures indicate.

San Diego County has had one large wildfire this season: the 16,600-acre Horse Fire in the Cleveland National Forest (contained in late July.) For a list of California fires, click here.

For a look at the Times story, click here.


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