Lightning Fires (by Geographic Area)
Year Alaska Northwest Northern California Southern California Northern Rockies Eastern Great Basin Western Great Basin Southwest RockyMountains Eastern Area Southern Area Total
2013 212 2,282 596 274 1,305 1,441 542 1,238 1,166 54 120 9,230
2012 141 856 180 266 1,328 1,259 577 1,224 1,992 205 1,415 9,443
2011 138 808 301 258 944 1,168 432 1,678 1,328 161 3,0333 10,249
2010 330 1,110 441 216 633 1,036 273 947 941 169 1,068 7,164
2009 199 1,843 890 179 1,212 1,086 478 1,546 1,090 62 557 9,142
2008 75 1,624 1,400 174 679 835 224 1,027 941 171 1,706 8,856
2007 201 1,486 574 291 1,363 1,434 463 1,869 1,672 330 2,578 12,261
2006 54 2,170 948 409 1,970 2,259 943 3,220 2,479 256 1,457 16,165
2005 311 901 186 272 748 1,345 536 1,935 1,398 175 516 8,323
2004 270 2,042 670 323 1,090 1,760 781 2,062 1,340 88 958 11,384
2003 72 1,605 966 428 1,921 2,004 569 2,702 1,918 102 489 12,776
2002 165 1,797 301 179 1,130 1,602 556 2,469 2,039 372 825 11,435
2001 29 159 2,238 832 1,041 2,405 1,697 2,298 2,114 889 392 14,094
Lightning Acres (by Geographic Area)
Year Alaska Northwest Northern California Southern California Northern Rockies Eastern Great Basin Western Great Basin Southwest Rocky Mountains Eastern Area Southern Area Total
2013 1,155,109 388,151 13,517 32,091 139,275 737,905 152,382 226,085 201,863 357 10,831 3,057,566
2012 253,047 1,388,293 592,668 19,375 1,218,603 1,405,873 520,455 437,039 850,596 26,934 113,103 6,825,989
2011 267,782 273,222 4,149 24,402 180,405 398,219 370,152 467,581 216,228 95,651 1,056,805 3,354,596
2010 1,018,660 79,869 12,973 16,660 44,900 528,335 20,694 244,698 32,929 1,454 118,103 2,119,275
2009 2,907,710 148,328 49,414 9,545 36,365 119,995 7,319 475,436 30,346 427 64,155 3,849,040
2008 60,791 183,253 852,133 26,140 123,755 25,321 54,161 234,331 111,147 420 191,025 1,862,477
2007 466,010 618,879 55,394 43,614 846,734 2,122,801 844,114 77,195 76,502 19,302 708,146 5,878,691
2006 118,974 843,984 174,654 24,232 1,040,398 966,164 1,301,924 368,626 449,089 35,020 145,836 5,468,901
2005 4,431,965 122,131 25,417 79,450 75,450 766,114 988,303 571,734 37,857 1,834 67,982 7,168,062
2004 6,506,028 64,460 3,689 8,333 14,845 75,551 25,927 239,619 16,921 309 55,341 7,011,023
2003 537,239 234,331 45,624 4,812 744,150 172,958 12,418 148,384 93,354 125 45,048 2,038,443
2002 1,749,344 988,527 42,688 15,661 98,402 223,304 48,263 345,694 428,510 1,670 155,530 4,097,593
2001 10,039 394 185,212 135,689 137,455 507,190 62,309 190,667 6,453 41,209 545,983 1,822,600
Human Caused Fires (by Geographic Area)
Year Alaska Northwest Northern California Southern California Northern Rockies Eastern Great Basin Western Great Basin Southwest Rocky Mountains Eastern Area Southern Area Total
2013 391 2,107 4,703 4,334 1,468 773 215 1,519 1,455 7,056 14,328 38,349
2012 275 1,449 3,356 4,146 2,105 1,140 367 1,410 3,592 10,942 29,549 58,331
2011 377 1,342 2,791 4,633 1,109 712 383 2,104 2,105 8,992 39,329 63,877
2010 359 1,078 2,502 3,394 1,107 810 212 1,600 1,962 15,675 36,108 64,807
2009 328 1,624 3,677 4,412 1,344 726 209 2,074 1,434 15,719 38,103 69,650
2008 265 1,365 3,407 5,208 1,971 826 224 2,013 1,616 11,152 42,043 70,093
2007 247 2,346 3,093 5,140 2,005 1,048 425 1,730 1,876 12,453 43,083 73,446
2006 254 2,666 3,676 3,166 2,303 943 331 2,511 2,968 14,227 47,175 80,220
2005 296 1,924 3,010 3,781 1,183 813 262 3,287 1,940 13,014 28,920 58,430
2004 426 1,901 3,613 3,845 1,883 526 173 1,491 704 11,781 27,758 54,101
2003 379 2,370 3,795 3,929 1,970 944 227 1,657 4,214 14,851 16,479 50,815
2002 378 2,148 3,789 4,060 1,665 730 215 2,668 2,118 12,857 31,394 62,022
2001 320 2,160 1,060 4,099 1,801 2,160 770 2,096 4,135 2,096 277 70,066
Human Caused Acres (by Geographic Area)
Year Alaska Northwest Northern California Southern California Northern Rockies Eastern Great Basin Western Great Basin Southwest Rocky Mountains Eastern Area Southern Area Total
2013 161,767 115,842 151,677 380,390 40,184 30,049 10,459 99,900 35,258 64,635 171,819 1,261,980
2012 33,840 127,303 178,818 80,539 279,369 483,019 92,671 106,421 393,477 119,274 605,518 2,500,249
2011 25,236 30,038 20,051 80,427 18,219 64,280 54,016 1,810,445 300,776 117,521 2,835,762 5,356,771
2010 106,759 70,684 22,701 67,236 25,574 183,684 3,173 69,860 118,702 128,649 506,337 1,303,449
2009 43,887 29,592 57,997 296,429 32,651 16,975 26,046 210,642 76,842 118,230 1,163,455 2,072,746
2008 1,857 99,706 91,022 454,249 105,634 120,391 17,769 339,201 117,554 69,396 2,013,212 3,429,991
2007 59,007 244,335 153,154 855,978 237,835 288,627 46,057 90,660 85,442 230,750 1,157,515 3,449,360
2006 147,292 112,098 146,999 342,864 126,078 278,288 46,947 392,892 209,693 115,171 2,486,522 4,404,844
2005 8,184 219,012 37,658 61,728 53,616 187,248 43,811 267,043 48,356 85,589 509,082 1,521,327
2004 17,789 58,178 146,720 84,075 23,585 13,636 13,864 63,062 35,346 101,089 407,456 964,800
2003 22,093 126,381 96,415 653,016 137,309 182,916 5,161 127,332 87,823 235,391 248,412 1,922,249
2002 427,321 105,544 39,560 412,447 65,891 101,986 29,288 772,299 661,679 104,900 356,204 3,077,119
2001 206,844 196,226 114,996 101,240 29,981 98,677 75,483 761,605 85,744 20,229 57,636 1,748,661
* Source: National Interagency Coordination Center (lightning and human caused fires and acres began in 2001)