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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
February 26, 2015 0 0.0
Month to date 671 1,375.2
Year to date 1,051 1,758.0
10yr avg, Jan - Feb 999 5,010.0
10yr avg, 2005-2014 4,561 25,047.0
Additional data: Daily Fire Occurrance Summary (PDF)

Daily Wildfire Occurance by district for February 26, 2015

Daily Fire Occurance map
Monthly Fire Summary for February, 2015
Date # Fires # Acres   Date # Fires # Acres
1 30 85.2   17 0 0.0
2 20 18.1   18 1 0.1
3 7 11.4   19 3 2.3
4 17 19.8   20 6 5.0
5 25 35.6   21 4 2.5
6 29 15.1   22 2 0.3
7 81 191.7   23 4 5.1
8 149 400.9   24 1 1.0
9 24 36.2   25 1 0.5
10 4 6.4   26 0 0.0
11 5 1.9   27    
12 28 13.3   28    
13 11 4.3        
14 62 63.6        
15 135 393.8        
16 22 61.3   Month to date 671 1,375.2

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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