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Historical Forest Fire Data

Wildland and forest fires affect several million acres of land in the Unites States each year.

Total Wildland fires and Acres 1988–2019

Acres Burned

* Note: 2004 fires and acres do not include state lands for North Carolina.
Source: National Interagency Coordination Center. The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho is the nation’s support center for wildland firefighting. Seven federal and state agencies work together to coordinate and support wildland fire and disaster operations.