What do these maps say about the relationship between federal control and wildfires?

It's not mere happenstance that the vast majority of large, destructive wildfires in the United States occur in the West, on lands controlled by the federal government.

Fire Incident Map Updated July 15, 2016

 Bureau of Land Management Map of Federally-Controlled Lands in Western States, Including Alaska 

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  • Gary Loew
    commented 2016-07-26 10:39:52 -0600
    The trees WILL come out of the forests, either we take them as a great commodity to the community or Mother Nature will take them at great expense to the community. Either way, the trees WILL come out of the forests ! ! ! (quoted by a US Forest Service member a few years back at Lake Tahoe, CA.)