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TOP TEN STATES FOR WILDFIRES RANKED BY NUMBER OF FIRES, 2011
Rank State Number of fires
1 Georgia 8,387
2 California 7,989
3 North Carolina 5,279
4 Florida 5,102
5 Texas 3,470
6 Louisiana 3,079
7 Alaska 3,073
8 Missouri 2,732
9 South Carolina 2,703
10 Arkansas 2,627

Source: National Interagency Coordination Center.

 
TOP TEN STATES FOR WILDFIRES RANKED BY NUMBER OF FIRES, 2008
Rank  State Number of fires Number of acres burned
1 Texas 16,713 1,570,586
2 California 5,812 1,339,839
3 Oklahoma 5,572 196,563
4 Georgia 5,454 23,081
5 North Carolina 4,414 95,938
6 Alabama 3,103 32,447
7 Florida 2,939 156,102
8 South Carolina 2,626 15,751
9 Mississippi 1,898 27,399
10 Arizona 1,850 85,496

Source: National Interagency Coordination Center.

 
TOP TEN STATES FOR WILDFIRES RANKED BY NUMBER OF FIRES, 2009
Rank State Number of fires Number of acres burned
1 Texas 16,614 753,261
2 California 9,159 405,585
3 Georgia 3,732 13,714
4 North Carolina 3,344 25,142
5 Missouri 2,957 42,241
6 Florida 2,797 124,401
7 Arizona 2,371 263,358
8 Mississippi 2,366 31,280
9 Indiana 2,083 4,706
10 Washington 1,976 77,250

Source: National Interagency Coordination Center.

 
TOP TEN STATES FOR WILDFIRES RANKED BY NUMBER OF FIRES, 2010 (1)
Rank State Number of fires Number of acres burned
1 Texas 6,691 203,891
2 California 6,502 108,742
3 North Carolina 3,665 20,000
4 Georgia 3,489 14,534
5 Alabama 2,357 26,331
6 Florida 2,334 37,929
7 Louisiana 2,166 33,401
8 Minnesota 2,037 33,969
9 Massachusetts 2,014 2,117
10 New Jersey 2,011 10,630

(1) As of November 2010.

Source: National Interagency Coordination Center.