Wildfires - August 2015


For August, 7,555 fires (5th least since 2000) burned 2,475,720 acres (4th most on record), which is 327.7 acres burned/fire (3rd most on record). For June - August, 22,171 fires (5th least since 2000) burned 7,805,421 acres (most on record), which is 352.1 acres burned/fire (most on record). For January - August, 43,819 fires (4th least since 2000) burned 8,202,557 acres (most on record), which is 187.2 acres burned/fire (most on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
August Totals Rank
(out of 16 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 2,475,720 4th Most 3,636,606 2012 1,890,173
13th Least
Number of Fires 7,555 12th Most 11,217 2000 9,160
5th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 327.7 3rd Most 523.4 2012 207.3
14th Least
3-Month Wildfire Statistics*
June - August Totals Rank
(out of 16 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 7,805,421 Most on Record 7,805,421 2015 4,335,639
16th Least
Number of Fires 22,171 12th Most 37,103 2006 26,767
5th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 352.1 Most on Record 352.1 2015 167.8
16th Least
Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - August Totals Rank
(out of 16 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 8,202,557 Most on Record 8,202,557 2015 5,395,390
16th Least
Number of Fires 43,819 13th Most 78,948 2006 59,174
4th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 187.2 Most on Record 187.2 2015 91.4
16th Least

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