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Wildfire Statistics

Current Wildfire Information
The North Carolina Forest Service tracks daily fire activity using a database known as the "Signal 14". The data from the Signal 14 is a rapid approximation of wildfire occurrence. It's not an exact count. This information does not include uncontained fires or fires that occur on federal property. The information below comes from Signal 14 reports.

Statewide Wildfire Summary
Period # Fires # Acres
December 16, 2014 21 35.5
Month to date 216 622.2
Year to date 4,398 13,320.8
10yr avg, Jan-Dec 4,322 23,416.0
10yr avg, 2004-2013 4,542 25,137.0
Additional data: Daily Fire Occurrance Summary (PDF)

Daily Wildfire Occurance by district for December 16, 2014

Daily Fire Occurance map
Monthly Fire Summary for December, 2014
Date # Fires # Acres   Date # Fires # Acres
1 22 23.0   17    
2 5 74.9   18    
3 0 0.0   19    
4 7 1.8   20    
5 7 2.5   21    
6 3 10.0   22    
7 2 1.1   23    
8 4 1.7   24    
9 3 5.2   25    
10 3 20.2   26    
11 7 4.9   27    
12 32 34.6   28    
13 54 168.2   29    
14 32 223.8   30    
15 21 35.5   31    
16 14 15.0   Month to date 216 622.2

Historical Wildfire Information
Official records of wildfire under the jurisdiction of the NCFS are entered by county personnel and compiled in a statewide database of fire information. Paper records of fires in the state go back to 1928. In 1970, the system was computerized, allowing for quicker access to data and greater ease of entry.

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This page updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:26