'U.S. government data show that wildfires are at a 10-year low. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there were 13,115 fires between January 1st and May 3rd of this year, which burnt a total of 153,277 acres — about half as much as burned last year. This is lowest spring for wildfires since 2004, according to NIFC. 'Wildfire activity remains light throughout the US. Two new large fires were reported this week and one was contained,' according to the latest update from NFIC.