Wildfires - August 2018


For August, 7,861 fires (10th least since 2000) burned 2,129,088 acres (8th most on record), which is 270.8 acres burned/fire (5th most on record). For June - August, 21,690 fires (6th least since 2000) burned 5,255,186 acres (6th most on record), which is 242.3 acres burned/fire (5th most on record). For January - August, 45,579 fires (9th least since 2000) burned 6,939,283 acres (8th most on record), which is 152.2 acres burned/fire (5th most on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
August Totals Rank
(out of 19 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 2,129,088 8th Most 3,636,606 2012 1,890,173
12th Least
Number of Fires 7,861 10th Most 11,217 2000 9,160
10th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 270.8 5th Most 523.4 2012 207.3
15th Least
3-Month Wildfire Statistics*
June - August Totals Rank
(out of 19 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 5,255,186 6th Most 7,805,421 2015 4,335,639
14th Least
Number of Fires 21,690 14th Most 37,103 2006 26,767
6th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 242.3 5th Most 352.1 2015 167.8
15th Least
Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - August Totals Rank
(out of 19 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 6,939,283 8th Most 8,202,557 2015 5,395,390
12th Least
Number of Fires 45,579 11th Most 78,948 2006 59,174
9th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 152.2 5th Most 187.2 2015 91.4
15th Least

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