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Total fires and Acres by Year (1960-2003)

Suppression Costs for Federal Agencies

 


Total Fires and Acres 1960 - 2002
These figures are based on end-of-year reports compiled by all wildland fire agencies after each fire season, and are updated by March of each year. The agencies include: Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service and all State Lands.

Year Fires Acres Year Fires Acres
2003 85,943 4,918,088 1981 249,370 4,814,206
2002 88,458 * 6,937,584 1980 234,892 5,260,825
2001 84,079  3,555,138  1979 163,196 2,986,826
2000 122,827 8,422,237 1978 218,842 3,910,913
1999 93,702 5,661,976 1977 173,998 3,152,644
1998 81,043 2,329,709 1976 241,699 5,109,926
1997 89,517 3,672,616 1975 134,872 1,791,327
1996 115,025 6,701,390 1974 145,868 2,879,095
1995 130,019 2,315,730 1973 117,957 1,915,273
1994 114,049 4,724,014 1972 124,554 2,641,166
1993 97,031 2,310,420 1971 108,398 4,278,472
1992 103,830 2,457,665 1970 121,736 3,278,565
1991 116,953 2,237,714 1969 113,351 6,689,081
1990 122,763 5,452,874 1968 125,371 4,231,996
1989 121,714 3,261,732 1967 125,025 4,658,586
1988 154,573 7,398,889 1966 122,500 4,574,389
1987 143,877 4,152,575 1965 113,684 2,652,112
1986 139,980 3,308,133 1964 116,358 4,197,309
1985 133,840 4,434,748 1963 164,183 7,120,768
1984 118,636 2,266,134 1962 115,345 4,078,894
1983 161,649 5,080,553 1961 98,517 3,036,219
1982 174,755 2,382,036 1960 103,387 4,478,188

 


 
Suppression Costs for Federal Agencies
Year Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Indian Affairs Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service USDA Forest Service

Totals

1994
$ 98,417,000
$ 49,202,000
$ 3,281,000
$ 16,362,000
$ 678,000,000
$ 845,262,000
1995
$ 56,600,000
$ 36,219,000
$ 1,675,000
$ 21,256,000
$ 224,300,000
$ 340,050,000
1996
$ 96,854,000
$ 40,779,000
$ 2,600
$ 19,832,000
$ 521,700,000
$ 679,167,600
1997
$ 62,470,000
$ 30,916,000
$ 2,000
$ 6,844,000
$ 155,768,000
$ 256,000,000
1998
$ 63,177,000
$ 27,366,000
$ 3,800,000
$ 19,183,000
$ 215,000,000
$ 328,526,000
1999
$ 85,724,000
$ 42,183,000
$ 4,500,000
$ 30,061,000
$ 361,000,000
$ 523,468,000

2000

$180,567,000 $ 93,042,000 $ 9,417,000 $ 53,341,000 $ 1,026,000,000 $1,362,367,000
2001 $ 192,115,00 $ 63,200,000 $ 7,160,000 $ 48,092,000 $ 607,233,000 $ 917,800,000
2002 $ 204,666,000 $ 109,035,000 $ 15,245,000 $ 66,094,000 $ 1,266,274,000 $ 1,661,314,000
2003 $151,894,000 $ 96,633,000 $ 9,554,000 $ 44,557,000 $ 1,023,500,000 $ 1,326,138,000