The Northern Rockies Coordination Center recorded 1,239 fire starts that accounted for the loss of about 150 square miles during the state’s fire season.
This year’s damage fell below the 2017 fire season that resulted in more than 2,000 square miles of land burned.
According to the center’s year-to-date report, nearly 900 of the fire starts were caused by people. 400 lightning-caused fires accounted for more than three quarters of the total land burned.
The cost of fighting wildfires that burned less than 100 acres has not yet been released.