For October, 3,033 fires (8th least since 2000) burned 1,020,326 acres (most on record), which is 336.4 acres burned/fire (most on record). For January - October, 47,194 fires (4th least since 2000) burned 8,545,166 acres (6th most on record), which is 181.1 acres burned/fire (most on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
October Totals Rank
(out of 21 years)
Record 2001-2020
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 1,020,326 Most on Record 1,020,326 2020 274,960
21st Least
Number of Fires 3,033 14th Most 7,651 2000 3,624
8th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 336.4 Most on Record 336.4 2020 92.2
21st Least
Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - October Totals Rank
(out of 21 years)
Record 2001-2020
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 8,545,166 6th Most 9,407,571 2015 6,540,237
16th Least
Number of Fires 47,194 18th Most 87,809 2000 59,375
4th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 181.1 Most on Record 181.1 2020 112.8
21st Least

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