Anyways, here's the decade or so of fire data from the recent Major Fires Since 2001 map, veneered off into discrete years and clunkily flipped through in an animated GIF.
(Who ever thought the animated GIFs would make a comeback? The same people who decided plugins didn't belong in mobile, I suppose. Oh Flash, how I miss thee...)
I should also mention that the reason fires are showing up beyond the US borders is because the data source provides instances within an overfetch buffer.
Major fires since 2001. It is pretty big and may take a moment to fully load.
Or, if you rather, here they are via a not-so-small small multiple. Click for the unreasonably tall version...