Wildfires - August 2010

Updated: 7 September 2010

*Data are for the period July 29th–August 31st, and are from the National Interagency Fire Center.

Throughout 2010 year–to–date, wildfire activity was relatively quiet. 2.6 million acres (1.05 million hectares) burned between January 1st and August 31st, which is less than half of the 10-year average for the period. Particularly in the continental U.S., fire activity has been unusually quiescent, with more than 40 percent of all U.S. acreage burned [1.1 million acres (0.4 million hectares)] having been in Alaska.