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The combination of drought, warmer temperatures, high winds and an excess of dried vegetation in forests and grasslands has made fire seasons progressively worse over the past 50 years. According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), 2015 saw one of the worst fire seasons in decades with over 10 million acres burned. NFPA provides, tip sheets, statistics, videos, articles and more on wildland fire.