Today's fire seasons are on average 78 days longer than in the 1970s and are projected to grow hotter, more unpredictable, and more expensive in the coming years. In 2015, the United States experienced 68,151 wildfires and more than 10 million acres burned. While sometimes caused by lightning and other causes, nearly nine out of 10 wildfires are human-caused.
Wildfire refers to any unwanted, unplanned, damaging fire and is one of the most powerful natural forces known to people. Here are some tips and resources that you can use to help prevent wildfires in your state: