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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
August 21, 2017 3 6.6
Month to date 84 128.3
Year to date 3,591 12,928.5
10yr avg, Jan-July 2916 18851.0
Additional data: Daily Fire Occurrence Summary (PDF)

Daily Wildfire Occurrence by district for August 20, 2017

Daily Fire Occurance map
Monthly Fire Summary for August 2017
Date # Fires # Acres   Date # Fires # Acres
1 6 2.9   17 1 0.1
2 21 11.6   18 0 0.0
3 5 84.6   19 4 5.9
4 21 3.26   20 3 6.6
5 6 5.2   21    
6 7 4.6   22    
7 2 0.5   23    
8 1 0.1   24    
9 1 0.5   25    
10 1 0.1   26    
11 2 0.2   27    
12 2 0.75   28    
13 0 0.0   29    
14 1 1.0   30    
15 0 0.0   31    
16 2 0.3   Month to date 84 128.3

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: Monday, August 21, 2017 12:25


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