Wildfires can start almost anywhere. They can start from natural causes like lightening, or be human-caused like arson. But no matter what the cause, wildfires can spread quickly and become destructive and deadly.
According to the National Interagency Fire Center, between 2008 and 2017, there were an average of 51 thousand wildfires each year that burned an average of 5.8 million acres.
Use the resources below to get more information about wildfires. Learn how to be prepared and survive.
Learn how to prepare for wildfires, like creating a safety zone around your home, and plan for your water needs. You can get tips on how to survive a wildfire and learn about other hazards it 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 gets close to your area. (American Red Cross)