Wildfires - December 2020

For December, 5,324 fires (10th least since 2000) burned 735,125 acres (most on record), which is 138.1 acres burned/fire (most on record). For January - December, 58,258 fires (4th least since 2000) burned 10,274,679 acres (most on record), which is 176.4 acres burned/fire (most on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
December Totals Rank
(out of 21 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 735,125 Most on Record 735,125 2020 178,037
21st Least
Number of Fires 5,324 12th Most 12,086 2014 4,110
10th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 138.1 Most on Record 138.1 2020 44.1
21st Least
Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - December Totals Rank
(out of 21 years)
Record 2000-2010
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 10,274,679 Most on Record 10,274,679 2020 6,612,363
21st Least
Number of Fires 58,258 18th Most 96,385 2006 77,951
4th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 176.4 Most on Record 176.4 2020 85.2
21st Least

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