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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.

Wildfire and Acreage Statistics: 1928- Present

Year Fires Acreage
2018 3,597 10,994
2017 5,153 20,479
2016 4,195 77,741
2015 3,886 10,587
2014 4,593 13,327
2013 3,374 9,451
2012 3,551 11,992
2011 5,265 63,547
2010 4,053 14,703
2009 3,292 12,328
2008 4,378 49,929
2007 7,260 36,850
2006 5,767 23,364
2005 4,078 14,981
2004 4,406 14,221
2003 2,041 31,843
2002 5,655 27,678
2001 8,240 28,576
2000 5,039 24,660
1999 6,341 27,389
1998 4,377 15,083
1997 4,663 16,037
1996 4,312 15,338
1995 5,296 21,253
1994 5,810 26,659
1993 4,793 25,334
1992 5,721 23,952
1991 5,051 24,336
1990 4,037 26,193
1989 2,660 14,440
1988 4,581 23,795
1987 3,908 17,834
1986 5,580 113,479
1985 7,320 162,473
1984 3,569 19,771
1983 2,900 12,579
1982 3,734 74,269
1981 8,746 108,253
1980 4,420 62,705
1979 3,563 30,767
1978 4,865 36,137
1977 5,836 38,295
1976 6,355 69,805
1975 2,710 16,321
1974 3,407 33,836
1973 3,649 29,658
1972 2,524 37,715
1971 4,015 79,864
1970 5,291 72,747
1969 4,177 67,254
1968 6,372 80,656
1967 5,501 100,445
1966 4,626 126,005
1965 4,691 66,005
1964 3,366 37,543
1963 4,826 277,946
1962 3,237 52,532
1961 3,417 58,793
1960 3,002 76,317
1959 3,047 85,204
1958 2,467 52,743
1957 2,273 150,583
1956 3,007 86,761
1955 3,689 580,103
1954 4,164 208,001
1953 3,143 153,536
1952 3,768 298,044
1951 3,377 185,418
1950 4,020 461,118
1949 2,442 107,571
1948 2,066 123,842
1947 2,668 166,745
1946 2,265 126,630
1945 2,456 315,055
1944 2,328 135,245
1943 3,778 302,655
1942 3,599 513,082
1941 5,252 728,947
1940 4,726 258,733
1939 4,155 250,950
1938 3,684 216,058
1937 3,404 150,561
1936 3,865 260,548
1935 2,423 115,733
1934 2,034 182,250
1933 2,100 143,880
1932 2,027 183,914
1931 3,262 308,317
1930 3,596 305,529
1929 1,238 89,870
1928 1,169 80,611

Fire Statistics: 1928-Present

Acreage Statistics: 1928-Present

This page updated: Friday, January 6, 2017 14:57


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