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Wildfire Statistics

Current Wildfire Information

The North Carolina Forest Service tracks daily fire activity using a database known as the "Signal 14". The data from the Signal 14 is a rapid approximation of wildfire occurrence. It's not an exact count. This information does not include uncontained fires or fires that occur on federal property. The information below comes from Signal 14 reports.

Statewide Wildfire Summary
Period # Fires # Acres
March 29, 2017 14 24.2
Month to date 990 2770.9
Year to date 2685 9045.7
10yr avg, Jan-March 1734 8261
10yr avg, 2006-2015 4542 24608.0
Additional data: Daily Fire Occurrence Summary (PDF)

Daily Wildfire Occurrence by district for March 29, 2017

Daily Fire Occurance map
Monthly Fire Summary for March 2017
Date # Fires # Acres   Date # Fires # Acres
1 44 92.9   17 32 79.5
2 17 11.3   18 4 1.2
3 35 34.2   19 17 50.0
4 57 40.1   20 19 9.2
5 49 245.0   21 51 182.7
6 28 115.3   22 26 53.2
7 52 205.1   23 22 5.4
8 54 113.3   24 38 103
9 234 433.5   25 27 77.4
10 55 214.8   26 19 53.4
11 57 105.9   27 15 44.6
12 12 8.1   28 14 126.3
13 16 3.9   29 14 24.2
14 14 145.7   30    
15 14 145.7   31    
16 22 159.5   Month to date 990 2770.9

Historical Wildfire Information

Official records of wildfire under the jurisdiction of the NCFS are entered by county personnel and compiled in a statewide database of fire information. Paper records of fires in the state go back to 1928. In 1970, the system was computerized, allowing for quicker access to data and greater ease of entry.

This page updated: Thursday, March 30, 2017 16:09


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