Mike Archer included this link in his Wildfire News of the Day newsletter today:
Wildfires: Find out how and why they’re getting bigger and more frequent
It’s also in The Missoulian.
The first thing that jumped out at me is heat their nice looking charts are for “Continental U.S. wildfires over 1,000 acres, 1984-2019.” Why 1984? NIFC has data back to 1960, and other sources go back much farther.