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

YearFiresAcres
201950,4774,664,364
201858,0838,767,492
201771,49910,026,086
201667,7435,509,995
201568,15110,125,149
201463,3123,595,613
201347,5794,319,546
201267,7749,326,238
201174,1268,711,367
201071,9713,422,724
200978,7925,921,786
200878,9795,292,468
200785,7059,328,045
200696,3859,873,745
200566,7538,689,389
200465,461*8,097,880
200363,6293,960,842
200273,4577,184,712
200184,0793,570,911
200092,2507,393,493
199992,4875,626,093
199881,0431,329,704
199766,1962,856,959
199696,3636,065,998
199582,2341,840,546
199479,1074,073,579
199358,8101,797,574
199287,3942,069,929
199175,7542,953,578
199066,4814,621,621
198948,9491,827,310
198872,7505,009,290
198771,3002,447,296
198685,9072,719,162
198582,5912,896,147
198420,4931,148,409
198318,2291,323,666
1982174,7552,382,036
1981249,3704,814,206
1980234,8925,260,825
1979163,1962,986,826
1978218,8423,910,913
1977173,9983,152,644
1976241,6995,109,926
1975134,8721,791,327
1974145,8682,879,095
1973117,9571,915,273
1972124,5542,641,166
1971108,3984,278,472
1970121,7363,278,565
1969113,3516,689,081
1968125,3714,231,996
1967125,0254,658,586
1966122,5004,574,389
1965113,6842,652,112
1964116,3584,197,309
1963164,1837,120,768
1962115,3454,078,894
196198,5173,036,219
1960103,3874,478,188
1959104,6624,156,000
195897,9103,280,000
195783,3923,410,000
1956143,4856,606,000
1955145,1808,069,000
1954176,8918,833,000
1953154,1609,976,000
1952188,27714,187,000
1951164,09010,781,000
1950208,40215,519,000
1949193,77415,397,000
1948174,18916,557,000
1947200,79923,226,000
1946172,27820,691,000
1945124,72817,681,000
1944131,22916,549,000
1943210,32632,333,000
1942208,21831,854,000
1941199,70226,405,000
1940195,42725,848,000
1939212,67130,449,000
1938232,22933,815,000
1937185,20921,981,000
1936226,28543,207,000
1935140,29730,335,000
1934162,66341,821,000
1933140,72243,890,000
1932166,39942,063,000
1931187,21451,607,000
1930190,98052,266,000
1929134,89546,230,000
1928175,93443,542,000
1927158,43838,531,000
192691,79324,316,000

* 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.

Source: National Interagency Fire Center (January 29, 2021, via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine)