For September, 4,332 fires (7th least since 2000) burned 3,544,031 acres (most on record), which is 818.1 acres burned/fire (most on record). For January - September, 44,161 fires (4th least since 2000) burned 7,524,840 acres (10th most on record), which is 170.4 acres burned/fire (4th most on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
September Totals Rank
(out of 21 years)
Record 2001-2020
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 3,544,031 Most on Record 3,544,031 2020 779,113
21st Least
Number of Fires 4,332 15th Most 13,598 2010 5,563
7th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 818.1 Most on Record 818.1 2020 164.8
21st Least
Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - September Totals Rank
(out of 21 years)
Record 2001-2020
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 7,524,840 10th Most 9,083,787 2015 6,265,277
12th Least
Number of Fires 44,161 18th Most 83,752 2006 55,752
4th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 170.4 4th Most 182.4 2012 114.9
18th Least

*Data Source: The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)