Wildfires - February 2016

For February, 2,455 fires (5th least since 2000) burned 123,490 acres (4th most on record), which is 50.3 acres burned/fire (most on record). For December - February, 8,921 fires (5th least since 2000) burned 439,289 acres (3rd most on record), which is 49.2 acres burned/fire (3rd most on record). For January - February, 2,894 fires (3rd least since 2000) burned 126,621 acres (7th most on record), which is 43.8 acres burned/fire (2nd most on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
February Totals Rank
(out of 17 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 123,490 4th Most 214,183 2008 81,190
14th Least
Number of Fires 2,455 13th Most 8,226 2011 3,787
5th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 50.3 Most on Record 50.3 2016 20.0
17th Least
3-Month Wildfire Statistics*
December - February Totals Rank
(out of 17 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 439,289 3rd Most 682,147 2008 311,619
14th Least
Number of Fires 8,921 12th Most 17,837 2015 9,207
5th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 49.2 3rd Most 55.5 2006 31.1
14th Least
Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - February Totals Rank
(out of 17 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 126,621 7th Most 411,011 2006 134,931
11th Least
Number of Fires 2,894 15th Most 9,752 2011 5,571
3rd Least
Acres Burned per Fire 43.8 2nd Most 69.2 2006 22.4
16th Least

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