Wildfires By State, 2016
State Number of fires Number of acres burned 
Alaska 572 496,467
Alabama 3,923 59,030
Arizona 2,288 308,245
Arkansas 1,513 33,371
California 7,349 560,815
Colorado 1,190 129,495
Connecticut 268 778
Delaware                           (1)                                      (1)
Florida 3,067 74,416
Georgia 5,086 52,119
Hawaii 10 15,098
Idaho 630 361,649
Illinois 12 133
Indiana 27 620
Iowa 465 21,371
Kansas 75 349,829
Kentucky 1,220 73,864
Louisiana 508 7,799
Maine 796 946
Maryland 120 242
Massachusetts 1,526 1,381
Michigan 389 3,666
Minnesota 1,422 12,268
Mississippi 94 8,128
Missouri 2,610 32,134
Montana 2,026 114,594
Nebraska 45 24,498
Nevada 467 265,156
New Hampshire 148 880
New Jersey 1,050 4,445
New Mexico 1,240 212,425
New York  196 4,236
North Carolina 4,007 88,109
North Dakota 563 4,657
Ohio 410 1,116
Oklahoma 1,938 767,780
Oregon 1,245 219,509
Pennsylvania 871 12,245
Rhode Island 79 57
South Carolina 982 3,804
South Dakota 1,216 81,561
Tennessee 2,165 88,038
Texas 9,300 356,680
Utah 1,078 101,096
Vermont 150 386
Virginia 580 41,441
Washington 1,272 293,717
West Virginia 18 443
Wisconsin 713 695
Wyoming 711 218,077
United States (2) 67,743 5,509,995
(1) Delaware had no wildfires in 2016. (2) Includes Puerto Rico which had 113 fires that burned 486 acres. Source: National Interagency Fire Center.