In the last eleven years, nearly 80 million acres have been consumed by wildfire, an area greater than the state of New Mexico. This map shows which states have been hit the hardest by wildfires since 2002. While the loss of innumerable lives, structures and habitats is tragic, much more of our land would have burned without thousands of men and women well trained in wildland firefighting. See where your state ranks in number of acres burned and total wildfires.
Hover over a state to see the number of acres devastated by wildfire over the past decade.