A wildfire is described as an uncontrollable fire in a forested area. Wildfires can start at any time of the year in the state and the time of year influences the effects of fire. The wildfire season in the western U.S. is June through October, while March through May is the fire season in the southeastern U.S. Most fires occur in the New England states in late fall. During some seasons, more moisture is present than in other seasons, thus reducing fire threat, this varies by geographic region.

Did You Know? Florida has the second highest number of wildfires in the United States, and in a typical year in Florida will see over 4,600 fires burn nearly 110,000 acres of land.