The United States has the nation’s highest wildfire seasons, with an average of more than four weeks of wildfire season in the contiguous 48 states, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
That makes it the nation with the highest number of wildfires annually in the country, according the U,S.
Bureau of Reclamation.
The average fire season in western North Carolina is almost six months, and the average wildfire season is five months in southern Minnesota, according data from the National Interagency Fire Center.
The United Kingdom is the only country to have a shorter wildfire season, with three weeks of fire season.
The Northern Hemisphere has the least amount of fire seasons with only eight weeks, according TOI.
The most wildfire season year is the United States, with the most years with at least six months of fire year, the Bureau of Forest Service said.
The U.K. has the longest wildfire season at eight months, while the U to the East has the shortest at three months.
North Carolina and the Midwest have the longest seasons with nine and nine months, respectively, according Data-Science.org.
“We’ve got a very, very, long wildfire season right now,” U.N. Environment Program Director Michael Mann said in a statement.
“It’s the longest fire season we’ve had in the last 50 years, and it’s been going on for years.”
Fire seasons vary across the United Nations and the U S. is no stranger to wildfires.
In the mid-1930s, the Great Plains experienced a wildfire season that lasted more than 100 days.
In 2002, wildfires destroyed an estimated 6,400 square miles of forest in southern Texas.