Wildfires - May 2019

For May, 5,338 fires (5th least since 2000) burned 120,868 acres (5th least on record), which is 22.6 acres burned/fire (7th least on record). For March - May, 13,806 fires (least since 2000) burned 292,092 acres (2nd least on record), which is 21.2 acres burned/fire (6th least on record). For January - May, 15,963 fires (least since 2000) burned 332,791 acres (2nd least on record), which is 20.8 acres burned/fire (6th least on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
May Totals Rank
(out of 20 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 120,868 16th Most 1,069,997 2011 340,608
5th Least
Number of Fires 5,338 16th Most 18,469 2001 9,509
5th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 22.6 14th Most 163.1 2014 37.2
7th Least
3-Month Wildfire Statistics*
March - May Totals Rank
(out of 20 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 292,092 19th Most 3,246,509 2011 924,820
2nd Least
Number of Fires 13,806 20th Most 35,909 2006 26,835
Least on Record
Acres Burned per Fire 21.2 15th Most 161.5 2011 33.3
6th Least
Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - May Totals Rank
(out of 20 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 332,791 19th Most 3,450,882 2011 1,059,751
2nd Least
Number of Fires 15,963 20th Most 41,845 2006 32,407
Least on Record
Acres Burned per Fire 20.8 15th Most 115.6 2011 31.5
6th Least

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