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Wildland Fires & Acres Burned in New York State

New York State Wildland Fires & Acres Burned
Year Wildland Fires Acres Burned Average Acres Burned Per Fire
1891 65 13,789* 212.1
1892 33 1,030* 31.2
1893 13 8,790* 676.2
1894 50 17,093* 341.9
1895 36 2,448* 68.0
1896 116 29,817* 257.0
1897 98 26,187* 267.2
1898 94 9,648* 102.6
1899 322 79,653* 247.4
1900 127 14,893* 117.3
1901 n/a 7,780* n/a
1902 n/a 21,356* n/a
1903 643 464,189* 721.9
1904 101 2,627* 26.0
1905 126 4,795* 38.1
1906 142 12,500* 88.0
1907 198 5,653* 28.6
1908 605 368,072* 608.4
1909 307 11,759* 38.3
1910 277 12,680* 45.8
1911 596 37,909* 63.6
1912 383 6,990* 18.3
1913 688 54,796* 79.6
1914 413 13,837* 33.5
1915 346* n/a n/a
1916 258 3,010* 11.7
1917 234 3,751* 16.0
1918 398 7,354* 18.5
1919 429** 6,550 15.3
1920 479 35,176 73.4
1921 828 37,773 45.6
1922 655 76,265 116.4
1923 792 47,918 60.5
1924 904 65,987 80.0
1925 736 31,163 42.3
1926 726 40,394 55.6
1927 940 36,265 38.6
1928 830 38,751 46.7
1929 1,176 26,706 22.7
1930 2,207 71,127 32.2
1931 1,735 34,318 19.8
1932 2,270 31,124 13.7
1933 2,077 19,342 9.3
1934 2,198 25,900 11.8
1935 2,389 24,765 10.4
1936 1,856 8,463 4.6
1937 1,614 13,890 8.6
1938 2,367 18,673 7.9
1939 2,409 13,445 5.6
1940 1,996 15,327 7.7
1941 2,700 30,501 11.3
1942 1,700 14,432 8.5
1943 1,437 13,639 9.5
1944 2,553 48,225 18.9
1945 1,054 10,098 9.6
1946 1,687 20,044 11.9
1947 1,701 31,683 18.6
1948 1,308 13,313 10.2
1949 1,837 21,374 11.6
1950 1,271 8,181 6.4
1951 1,236 11,937 9.7
1952 1,950 32,573 16.7
1953 1,718 15,790 9.2
1954 1,578 18,235 11.6
1955 1,720 23,127 13.4
1956 943 5,275 5.6
1957 1,757 29,807 17.0
1958 679 5,924 8.7
1959 1,072 10,499 9.8
1960 714 5,065 7.1
1961 663 4,440 6.7
1962 1,532 19,549 12.8
1963 1,429 12,405 8.7
1964 1,742 18,592 10.7
1965 1,200 8,469 7.1
1966 1,131 5,856 5.2
1967 657 4,218 6.4
1968 1,458 11,413 7.8
1969 894 5,135 5.7
1970 631 2,262 3.6
1971 582 2,191 3.7
1972 508 2,693 5.1
1973 669 3,300 4.9
1974 558 2,268 4.1
1975 795 2,968 3.7
1976 509 6,260 12.7
1977 895 7,016 7.8
1978 786 7,182 9.0
1979 552 2,593 4.7
1980 772 5,391 7.0
1981 655 5,540 8.4
1982 610 3,389 5.5
1983 356 1,585 4.5
1984 319 1,516 4.8
1985 654 3,666 5.7
1986 460 3,799 8.3
1987 267 1,072 4.0
1988 556 5,031 9.0
1989 603 11,730 19.5
1990 322 1,589 4.9
1991 535 3,453 6.6
1992 292 2,014 6.9
1993 243 992 4.1
1994 129 1,177 9.1
1995 379 7,334 19.4
1996 79 211 2.7
1997 309 1,218 3.9
1998 346 2,569 7.4
1999 629 5,557 9.3
2000 134 451 3.4
2001 460 4,545 9.9
2002 324 2,062 6.4
2003 106 594 5.6
2004 73 431 5.9
2005 208 669 3.2
2006 231 2,323 10.1
2007 211 855 4.1
2008 157 3,634 23.1
2009 150 1,313 8.8
2010 155 1,413 9.1
2011 47 232 4.9
2012 177 146 12.1
2013 133 1,059 8.0

* Fire Towns only
** 266 in Fire Towns, 163 on Long Island

Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Forest Protection