Wildland fire is a widespread and critical element of the Earth’s system. Presently, global annual area burned is estimated to be approximately 420 Mha (Giglio et al. 2018), which is greater in area than the country of India. Wildland fires can result in significant impacts to humans, either directly through loss of life and destruction to communities or indirectly through smoke exposure. Moreover, as the climate warms, we are seeing increasing impacts from wildland fire (Coogan et al. 2019).