Wildfires - October 2017


For October, 3,408 fires (8th least since 2000) burned 366,641 acres (3rd most on record), which is 107.6 acres burned/fire (5th most on record). For January - October, 52,934 fires (5th least since 2000) burned 8,831,525 acres (4th most on record), which is 166.8 acres burned/fire (3rd most on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
October Totals Rank
(out of 18 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 366,641 3rd Most 507,724 2011 211,434
16th Least
Number of Fires 3,408 11th Most 7,651 2000 4,271
8th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 107.6 5th Most 158.9 2004 62.6
14th Least
Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - October Totals Rank
(out of 18 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 8,831,525 4th Most 9,407,571 2015 6,242,529
15th Least
Number of Fires 52,934 14th Most 87,809 2000 70,251
5th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 166.8 3rd Most 174.9 2015 88.9
16th Least

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