Extreme Heat Causes Record Wildfires, Acres Burned



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In its most recent update, the U.S. National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) reports that, currently, 93 large fires and complexes have burned 3,116,631 acres in 15 states. One new large fire was reported in each of these states: Alaska, Arizona, Nebraska, Nevada and Texas. More than 8,200 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to incidents across the country.

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