Wildfires - December 2018

For December, 3,400 fires (7th least since 2000) burned 98,542 acres (6th least on record), which is 29.0 acres burned/fire (7th least on record). For January - December, 55,911 fires (2nd least since 2000) burned 8,582,609 acres (8th most on record), which is 153.5 acres burned/fire (2nd most on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
December Totals Rank
(out of 19 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 98,542 14th Most 595,161 2017 178,037
6th Least
Number of Fires 3,400 13th Most 12,086 2014 4,110
7th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 29.0 13th Most 72.3 2000 44.1
7th Least
Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - December Totals Rank
(out of 19 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 8,582,609 8th Most 10,125,149 2015 6,612,363
12th Least
Number of Fires 55,911 18th Most 96,385 2006 77,951
2nd Least
Acres Burned per Fire 153.5 2nd Most 163.5 2015 85.2
18th Least

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