A GROWING THREAT
In many parts of the world, climate change has increased the hot and dry conditions in which wildfires thrive.
Fire seasons have lengthened and many are questioning if destructive megafires are now the new normal. As a result, the world is experiencing record-breaking economic losses, in terms of loss of life and property, as a result of wildfires.
Conservative estimates put the percentage of wildfires caused by downed power lines at somewhere between two and eight percent. When weather conditions escalate, the percentage of wildfires caused by downed power lines can soar as high as fifty percent.