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North Carolina Wildfires

There are only a few days each year with high potential for wildfires and the state already has some plans in place that address its current and projected future wildfire risks.

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For more information on how prepared North Carolina is for its growing wildfires threat, read the detailed state summary.

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Is North Carolina taking action?

  • North Carolina has done much more than most other states to understand how climate change is affecting their future wildfire risks
  • The state has completed a climate change vulnerability assessment and an adaptation plan for its future wildfire risks 
  • However, the state has not yet taken any action to implement programs or policies to increase its resilience to future wildfires