TOP TEN STATES FOR WILDFIRES RANKED BY NUMBER OF FIRES AND BY NUMBER OF ACRES BURNED, 2011
Rank State Number of fires Rank State Number of acres burned
1 Georgia 8,387 1 Texas 2,722,623
2 California 7,989 2 New Mexico 1,286,487
3 North Carolina 5,279 3 Arizona 1,016,428
4 Florida 5,102 4 Nevada 424,170
5 Texas 3,470 5 Idaho 384,103
6 Louisiana 3,079 6 Florida 299,991
7 Alabama 3,073 7 Oklahoma 293,381
8 Missouri 2,732 8 Alaska 293,018
9 South Carolina 2,703 9 Oregon 285,712
10 Arkansas 2,627 10 Montana 168,010

Source: National Interagency Fire Center.