For October, 2,275 fires (5th least since 2000) burned 616,701 acres (2nd most on record), which is 271.1 acres burned/fire (2nd most on record). For January - October, 48,366 fires (5th least since 2000) burned 6,523,989 acres (10th least on record), which is 134.9 acres burned/fire (7th most on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
October Totals Rank
(out of 22 years)
Record 2001-2020
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 616,701 2nd Most 1,020,326 2020 274,960
21st Least
Number of Fires 2,275 18th Most 7,651 2000 3,624
5th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 271.1 2nd Most 336.4 2020 92.2
21st Least
Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - October Totals Rank
(out of 22 years)
Record 2001-2020
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 6,523,989 13th Most 9,407,571 2015 6,540,237
10th Least
Number of Fires 48,366 18th Most 87,809 2000 59,375
5th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 134.9 7th Most 181.1 2020 112.8
16th Least

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