Forest Fires: Historical Data

Wildland and forest fires affect several million acres of land in the Unites States each year.

Total Wildland Fires and Acres (1988-2012)

YearFiresAcres
201256,0839,177,168
201174,1268,711,367
201071,9713,422,724
200978,7925,921,786
200878,9795,292,468
200785,7059,328,045
200696,3859,873,745
200566,7538,689,389
200465,461*8,097,880
200363,6293,960,842
200273,4577,184,712
200184,0793,570,911
200092,2507,393,493
199992,4875,626,093
199881,0432,329,704
199766,1962,856,959
199696,3636,065,998
199582,2341,840,546
199479,1074,073,579
199358,8101,797,574
199287,3942,069,929
199175,7542,953,578
1990122,7635,452,874
1989121,7143,261,732
1988154,5737,398,889
* 2004 fires and acres do not include state lands for North Carolina

Source: National Interagency Coordination Center. The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. Seven federal and state agencies work together to coordinate and support wildland fire and disaster operations.



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