Wildfires are massive uncontrolled fires that occur in wild land areas. While approximately 90% of wildfires are started by humans, lightning (which strikes the earth over 100,000 times a day) and drought can also cause them. Wildfires spread quickly and if not contained they can wreak havoc wherever they spread, causing major damage to homes, vehicles, animals, and humans. There is an average of 1.2 million acres of American woodland burned each year. The really scary statistic is that wildfires kill approximately 339,000 people a year, with nearly half the deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. The 2016 Fort Mac wildfire in Alberta destroyed over 2,400 homes and is officially the costliest disaster in Canadian history.