For May, 5,722 fires (7th least since 2000) burned 799,903 acres (3rd most on record), which is 139.8 acres burned/fire (3rd most on record). For March - May, 20,959 fires (11th most since 2000) burned 1,770,459 acres (4th most on record), which is 84.5 acres burned/fire (4th most on record). For January - May, 28,046 fires (9th most since 2000) burned 1,920,233 acres (4th most on record), which is 68.5 acres burned/fire (5th most on record).

1-Month Wildfire Statistics*
May Totals Rank
(out of 23 years)
Record 2001-2020
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 799,903 3rd Most 1,069,997 2011 340,375
21st Least
Number of Fires 5,722 17th Most 18,469 2001 7,278
7th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 139.8 3rd Most 163.1 2014 53.0
21st Least
3-Month Wildfire Statistics*
March - May Totals Rank
(out of 23 years)
Record 2001-2020
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 1,770,459 4th Most 3,246,509 2011 1,003,260
20th Least
Number of Fires 20,959 11th Most 35,909 2006 21,514
13th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 84.5 4th Most 161.5 2011 47.3
20th Least
Year-to-Date Wildfire Statistics*
January - May Totals Rank
(out of 23 years)
Record 2001-2020
Average
Value Year
Acres Burned 1,920,233 4th Most 3,450,882 2011 1,119,579
20th Least
Number of Fires 28,046 9th Most 41,845 2006 26,665
15th Least
Acres Burned per Fire 68.5 5th Most 115.6 2011 40.7
19th Least

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