According to the National Interagency Fire Center, between 2004 and 2013, wildfires burned an average of 6.8 million acres and cost an average of $1.5 billion each year.
The resources below can help you prepare for and recover from a wildfire.
Learn how to prepare for a wildfire, like how to create a safety zone around your home, and plan for your water needs. You can get tips on how to survive during a wildfire, what to do after, and other hazards a wildfire can cause. (Ready.gov)
Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke
Learn who is most at risk in wildfire smoke and how to reduce your exposure. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Learn how to prepare for a wildfire and what to do if one is reported in your area. You can also learn how to stay safe and recover after a wildfire. (American Red Cross)