Wildfires - December 2019

For December, 2,569 fires (6th least since 2000) burned 13,353 acres (least on record), which is 5.2 acres burned/fire (least on record). For January - December, 49,786 fires (2nd least since 2000) burned 4,630,007 acres (6th least on record), which is 93.0 acres burned/fire (10th least on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
December Totals Rank
(out of 20 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 13,353 20th Most 595,161 2017 178,037
Least on Record
Number of Fires 2,569 15th Most 12,086 2014 4,110
6th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 5.2 20th Most 72.3 2000 44.1
Least on Record
Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - December Totals Rank
(out of 20 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 4,630,007 15th Most 10,125,149 2015 6,612,363
6th Least
Number of Fires 49,786 19th Most 96,385 2006 77,951
2nd Least
Acres Burned per Fire 93.0 11th Most 163.5 2015 85.2
10th Least

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