Lightning-caused wildfires

Lightning 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 168 746 430 124 625 804 N/A 746 789 171 784 5,387
2019  371 1,430 420 76 686 921 N/A 786 736 38 898 6,362
2018 138 977 174 131 604 1,145 N/A 1,216 1,086 69 967 6,507
2017 155 1,254 728 188 1,254 1,139 N/A 922 1,014 59 1,240 7,953
2016 229 437 97 96 916 812 N/A 1,413 1,247 107 1,436 6,790
2015 417 1,705 785 397 1,571 1,111 N/A 986 650 86 1,527 9,235
2014 55 2,417 477 259 1,019 937 284 840 689 34 922 7,933
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 3,033 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 Great Basin Western Great Basin* Southwest Rocky Mountains Eastern Area Southern Area Total
2020 180,885 467,060 1,549,012 216,492 172,118 517,325 N/A 671,504 229,955 3,178 115,994 4,123,523
2019 2,454,098 109,155 24,316 18,676 42,148 332,800 N/A 258,087 64,942 79 142,737 3,447,038
038 381,737 726,518 92,487 24,621 98,721 1,057,161 N/A 239,689 244,540 374 216,155 3,127,003
2017 646,133 655,578 329,253 63,233 1,416,144 1,315,019 N/A 363,203 109,585 246 297,216 5,195,610
2016 486,398 77,120 3,007 14,489 117,891 428,304 N/A 365,517 156,090 948 93,621 1,743,385
2015 5,084,752 1,121,267 285,286 207,935 668,042 456,417 N/A 182,890 16,951 200 88,948 8,112,688
2014 10,652 1,235,931 292,861 6,136 114,263 62,187 47,107 156,022 6,522 286 80,876 2,012,843
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

 

* 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)