Wildfires - Annual 2015
NCEI added Alaska climate divisions to its nClimDiv dataset on Friday, March 6, 2015, coincident with the release of the February 2015 monthly monitoring report. For more information on this data, please visit the Alaska Climate Divisions FAQ.
For January - December, 61,922 fires (2nd least since 2000) burned 10,125,149 acres (most on record), which is 163.5 acres burned/fire (most on record).
|January - December||Totals||Rank
(out of 16 years)
|Acres Burned||10,125,149||Most on Record||10,125,149||2015||6,612,363|
|Number of Fires||61,922||15th Most||96,385||2006||77,951|
|Acres Burned per Fire||163.5||Most on Record||163.5||2015||85.2|
*Data Source: The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)