Total Wildland Fires and Acres (1926-2017)
The National Interagency Coordination Center at NIFC compiles annual wildland fire statistics for federal and state agencies. This information is provided through Situation Reports, which have been in use for several decades. Prior to 1983, sources of these figures are not known, or cannot be confirmed, and were not derived from the current situation reporting process. As a result the figures prior to 1983 should not be compared to later data.

Source: National Interagency Coordination Center
Year Fires Acres
2017 71,499 10,026,086
2016 67,743 5,509,995
2015 68,151 10,125,149
2014 63,312 3,595,613
2013 47,579 4,319,546
2012 67,774 9,326,238
2011 74,126 8,711,367
2010 71,971 3,422,724
2009 78,792 5,921,786
2008 78,979 5,292,468
2007 85,705 9,328,045
2006 96,385 9,873,745
2005 66,753 8,689,389
2004 65,461 *8,097,880
2003 63,629 3,960,842
2002 73,457 7,184,712
2001 84,079 3,570,911
2000 92,250 7,393,493
1999 92,487 5,626,093
1998 81,043 1,329,704
1997 66,196 2,856,959
1996 96,363 6,065,998
1995 82,234 1,840,546
1994 79,107 4,073,579
1993 58,810 1,797,574
1992 87,394 2,069,929
1991 75,754 2,953,578
1990 66,481 4,621,621
1989 48,949 1,827,310
1988 72,750 5,009,290
1987 71,300 2,447,296
1986 85,907 2,719,162
1985 82,591 2,896,147
1984 20,493 1,148,409
1983 18,229 1,323,666
1982 174,755 2,382,036
1981 249,370 4,814,206
1980 234,892 5,260,825
1979 163,196 2,986,826
1978 218,842 3,910,913
1977 173,998 3,152,644
1976 241,699 5,109,926
1975 134,872 1,791,327
1974 145,868 2,879,095
1973 117,957 1,915,273
1972 124,554 2,641,166
1971 108,398 4,278,472
1970 121,736 3,278,565
1969 113,351 6,689,081
1968 125,371 4,231,996
1967 125,025 4,658,586
1966 122,500 4,574,389
1965 113,684 2,652,112
1964 116,358 4,197,309
1963 164,183 7,120,768
1962 115,345 4,078,894
1961 98,517 3,036,219
1960 103,387 4,478,188
1959 104,662 4,156,000
1958 97,910 3,280,000
1957 83,392 3,410,000
1956 143,485 6,606,000
1955 145,180 8,069,000
1954 176,891 8,833,000
1953 154,160 9,976,000
1952 188,277 14,187,000
1951 164,090 10,781,000
1950 208,402 15,519,000
1949 193,774 15,397,000
1948 174,189 16,557,000
1947 200,799 23,226,000
1946 172,278 20,691,000
1945 124,728 17,681,000
1944 131,229 16,549,000
1943 210,326 32,333,000
1942 208,218 31,854,000
1941 199,702 26,405,000
1940 195,427 25,848,000
1939 212,671 30,449,000
1938 232,229 33,815,000
1937 185,209 21,981,000
1936 226,285 43,207,000
1935 140,297 30,335,000
1934 162,663 41,821,000
1933 140,722 43,890,000
1932 166,399 42,063,000
1931 187,214 51,607,000
1930 190,980 52,266,000
1929 134,895 46,230,000
1928 175,934 43,542,000
1927 158,438 38,531,000
1926 91,793 24,316,000

* 2004 fires and acres do not include state lands for North Carolina

**Protected Federal lands in Alaska are included from 1959; All State, private and Federal lands in Alaska and Hawaii data are from 1960.

***Beginning in 1966, when Arizona entered the Cooperative Forest Fire Control Program, statistics became available for all 50 States.