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).

Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - December Totals Rank
(out of 16 years)
Record 2000-2010
Value Year
Acres Burned 10,125,149 Most on Record 10,125,149 2015 6,612,363
16th Least
Number of Fires 61,922 15th Most 96,385 2006 77,951
2nd Least
Acres Burned per Fire 163.5 Most on Record 163.5 2015 85.2
16th Least

*Data Source: The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)