Wildfires - January 2017


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, 2,459 fires (5th most since 2000) burned 54,961 acres (4th most on record), which is 22.4 acres burned/fire (6th most on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
January Totals Rank
(out of 18 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 54,961 4th Most 330,447 2006 53,742
15th Least
Number of Fires 2,459 5th Most 3,507 2006 1,784
14th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 22.4 6th Most 94.2 2006 23.5
13th Least

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