Human-caused wildfires

Human Caused Fires (by Geographic Area)

Year Alaska Northwest Northern California Southern California Northern Rockies Great Basin Western Great Basin Southwest Rocky Mountains Eastern Area Southern Area Total
2020 181 3,107 4,248 5,295 2,779 2,154 N/A 2,743 2,063 13,004 17,989 53,563
2019 349 2,260 3,284, 4,556 1,623 1,387 N/A 1,895 948 5,712 22,101 44,115
2018 229 2,787 3,428 4,322 2,137 1,631 N/A 2,072 1,394 6,822 26,754 51,576
2017 209 2,150 3,445 5,201 2,646 1,988 N/A 2,172 2,150 9,757 33,828 63,546
2016 343 2,082 3,266 3,900 1,784 1,251 N/A 2,084 2,048 11,163 33,011 60,932
2015 351 2,898 3,802 3,778 2,246 985 N/A 1,327 1,909 11,553 30,067 58,916
2014 329 2,155 3,605 3,527 1,646 782 247 1,380 1,667 6,996 33,345 55,679
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 2,160 277 2,096 4,135 18,743 34,605 70,066

Human Caused Acres (by Geographic Area)

Year Alaska Northwest Northern California Southern California Northern Rockies Great Basin Western Great Basin Southwest Rocky Mountains Eastern Area Southern Area Total
2020 284 1,516,910 1,229,991 927,722 230,928 431,487 N/A 368,729 791,996 59,858 440,908 5,998,813
2019 44,061 140,321 190,426 36,146 31,894 126,584 N/A 202,918 49,743 38,773 356,188 1,217,324
2018 28,946 609,578 1,404,463 324,102 48,372 1,030,761 N/A 309,546 504,416 374 1,329,945 5,640,489
2017 6,890 465,864 343,195 532,640 135,131 788,769 N/A 207,818 645,162 41,459 1,663,548 4,830,476
2016 10,069 436,106 93,699 464,718 84,249 333,318 N/A 219,103 530,831 97,094 1,497,423 3,766,610
2015 26,652 702,206 308,762 96,990 77,905 49,066 N/A 19,596 163,871 100,094 467,319 2,012,461
2014 222,909 147,583 181,965 74,082 29,088 43,363 12,145 74,219 71,823 53,855 74,082 1,582,770
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 98,677 101,240 101,240 29,981 114,996 57,636 20,229 75,483 196,226 761,605 1,748,661

 

* Western Great Basin Area combined with Eastern Great Basin Area in 2015. All previously reported statistics for Western Great Basin Area are included with Eastern Great Basin.
(Source: National Interagency Coordination Center (lightning and human caused fires and acres began in 2001)