Where the worst wildfire activity is expected this summer

Hot, dry weather and increasing drought conditions across the western United States this summer may result in above-average wildfire potential into September, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) outlook. June through early July is the peak season for fires in the Southwest, before the onset of the summer monsoon. Summer is the dry season for the rest of the West, making June through September the peak of the fire season there.