This annual summary aims to provide a sense of context for wildfire activity on the Western US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) of Palau, Guam, the Northern Marianas, and Yap.Read More
Wildfires on Guam burn an average 3.3% of the island's area each year. That's a lot, when you consider Guam is only 210 square miles. Fire has immediate impacts on the communities, forests, and the fringing reefs of this small island.Read More
The current (2015-2016), strong El Niño is forecast to bring dry conditions to our region this winter and spring. This PFX fact sheet illustrates how droughts under prior El Niños have resulted in extensive fires across the region. This indicates the current forecast is an opportunity to plan and increase preparedness for conditions of higher fire danger.