People in the West love living outside of major cities, which means they've built homes in urban fringe and rural areas where wildfires are common. As a result, more and more homes will be threatened by wildfires in the years ahead.
A national risk analysis for insurance companies puts Texas first in the high risk category, with California second and Oregon third.
But high isn't the worst. Very high is, and Oregon ranks fourth in that category.
Where's the state's hottest spot? The Bend-Redmond area in central Oregon.
See the Wildfire Today article about the study here.