Wildfires - Annual 2016

For January - December, 65,575 fires (6th least since 2000) burned 5,446,520 acres (7th least on record), which is 83.1 acres burned/fire (8th least on record).

Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - December Totals Rank
(out of 17 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 5,446,520 11th Most 10,125,149 2015 6,612,363
7th Least
Number of Fires 65,575 12th Most 96,385 2006 77,951
6th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 83.1 10th Most 163.5 2015 85.2
8th Least

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