Top 10 States For Wildfires Ranked By Number Of Fires And By Number Of Acres Burned, 2017
Rank State Number of fires Rank State Number of acres burned
1 Texas 9,827 1 Montana 1,366,498
2 California 9,560 2 Nevada 1,329,289
3 North Carolina 5,125 3 California 1,266,224
4 Georgia 3,929 4 Texas 734,682
5 Missouri 3,398 5 Oregon 714,520
6 Florida 3,280 6 Idaho 686,262
7 Mississippi 2,775 7 Alaska 653,023
8 Montana 2,422 8 Oklahoma 502,625
9 Arizona 2,321 9 Kansas 476,306
10 Oregon 2,049 10 Arizona 429,564
Source: National Interagency Fire Center.