Wildfires - January 2016

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, 439 fires (2nd least since 2000) burned 3,131 acres (least on record), which is 7.1 acres burned/fire (2nd least on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
January Totals Rank
(out of 17 years)
Record 2000-2010
Value Year
Acres Burned 3,131 17th Most 330,447 2006 53,742
Least on Record
Number of Fires 439 16th Most 3,507 2006 1,784
2nd Least
Acres Burned per Fire 7.1 16th Most 94.2 2006 23.5
2nd Least

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