There are, on average, more than 100,000 wildfires each year in the USA. Western states, like California, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Colorado, are more prone to wildfires.
Traveling at up to 14 miles an hour, wildfires are scary and can do an incredible amount of damage. In recent years, wildfires have burned an estimated 10 million acres in the U.S. alone.
Do your best to protect your home by creating a defensible space and planting fire resistant plants, trees and shrubs. Before wildfire season, you want to create a defensible space, which is essentially a radius around your home to protect it from wildfires.
"The main reason for defensible space is to reduce the amount of flammable vegetation and give the fire departments the opportunity to 'defend' your home from fire," And having your home protected with defensible space not only protects you but your neighbors as well."