By 2050, Texas is projected to top the nation with the worst overall wildfire threat. The state is doing a lot to address its current wildfires risks but relative to its increasing threat, Texas is doing little to prepare for future wildfires.
For more information on how prepared Texas is for its growing wildfires threat, read the detailed state summary.
Nearly 18 million people in Texas (70 percent of the state population) live in areas at elevated risk of wildfires, the largest at-risk population of any state
By 2050, Texas’ average number of days with high wildfire potential is projected to double from 40 to nearly 80 days a year.