There can be large fars here in the SE..typically where I am in Southeast Georgia. We had the biggest fire in Georgia and Floridas history in 2007. But we have more pine plantations. Most up yalls way is leaves.. Out west you can run into sage that burns hot and manzaneta and other brush then you have lodgepole, pines, and firs..which are pretty resiny. down here we have pines, gallberry, kudzu, palmettos, and other brush. Western fire season can start real early, according to snow fall and rain fall and can even go into late fall until snow/rain. SE fires can be year round since lots of the area doesnt get snow. its according to the rainfall. Though we classify fire season in the SE around Fall to Spring. Summers are humid and get the thunderstorms. Though we have had several bad fires even when the humidity is up..especially when our brush and pines have lots of flammable resins rising in spring and summer. Humans are the #1 cause of wildfires followed by natural ooooccurances(lightning). Weve had several lightning fires this year.