Wildfires - September 2020

For September, 4,332 fires (7th least since 2000) burned 3,544,031 acres (most on record), which is 818.1 acres burned/fire (most on record). For January - September, 44,161 fires (4th least since 2000) burned 7,524,840 acres (10th most on record), which is 170.4 acres burned/fire (4th most on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
September Totals Rank
(out of 21 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 3,544,031 Most on Record 3,544,031 2020 635,705
21st Least
Number of Fires 4,332 15th Most 13,598 2010 6,807
7th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 818.1 Most on Record 818.1 2020 99.5
21st Least
Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - September Totals Rank
(out of 21 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 7,524,840 10th Most 9,083,787 2015 6,031,095
12th Least
Number of Fires 44,161 18th Most 83,752 2006 65,980
4th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 170.4 4th Most 182.4 2012 91.1
18th Least

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