Alaska’s official 2014 wildfire numbers

Here are the official statistics for the 2014 Alaska wildfire season as provided by the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.

Totals

Fires – 393
Acreage burned – 233,529.5 acres
Causes
Human – 339 fires, 222,905.9 acres
Lightning – 54 fires, 10,623.6 acres

Fire activity by protection agency
Alaska Fire Service – 61 fires, 31,524.8 acres
Alaska Division of Forestry – 304 fires, 201,998.4 acres
U.S. Forest Service – 28 fires, 6.3 acres

Leading causes of wildfires in 2014 and acres burned
Debris burning – 97 fires, 112 acres
Miscellaneous -91 fires, 25,657 acres
Campfires – 68 fires, 436.acres
Lightning – 50 fires, 10,630.6 acres
Undetermined – 22 fires, 48.4 acres
Incendiary – 20 fires, 19.6 acres
Equipment – 19 fires, 8.0 acres
Children – 7 fires, 1.7 acres
Unknown – 4 fires, 3.3 acres
Arson – 3 fires, 0.3 acres
Under Investigation – 2 fires, 196,610.2 acres
Structure fire – 2 fires, 0.7 acres
Powerline – 1 fire, 1.0 acres
Smoking – 1 fire, 0.1 acres
Vehicle – 1 fire, 0.1 acres
Fireworks – 1 fire, 0.1 acres

Acres burned by land ownership
Bureau of Indian Affairs – 4 fires, 264.8 acres
Bureau of Land Management – 15 fires, 3,960.2 acres
Borough -55 fires, 1,468.2 acres
Department of Defense – 15 fires, 16,515.4 acres
Native Claims Act Lands – 42 fires, 4,052.0 acres
National Park Service – 2 fires, 752.2 acres
Private – 158 fires, 448.0 acres
State – 71 fires, 8,410.5 acres
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – 22 fires, 197,657.2 acres
U.S. Forest Service – 9 fires, 1.0 acres

Fire activity by protection level
Critical – 248 fires, 204.1 acres
Full – 82 fires, 4,738.2 acres
Modified – 19 fires, 24,323.5 acres
Limited – 44 fires, 204,263.7 acres

Fire activity by protection area
State
Anchorage/Mat-Su – 72 fires, 1,965.5 acres
Copper River – 9 fires, 5.7 acres
Delta – 17 fires, 11.6 acres
Fairbanks – 59 fires, 125.7 acres
Haines – 2 fires, 1.6 acres
Kenai/Kodiak – 105 fires, 196,642.3 acres
Southwest – 12 fires, 3,237.6 acres
Tok – 28 fires, 8.4 acres

U.S. Forest Service
Chugach National Forest – 10 fires, 1.5 acres
Tongass National Forest – 18 fires, 4.8 acres

Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service
Galena Zone – 35 fires, 7,492.2 acres
Military Zone – 12 fires, 23,340.7 acres
Tanana Zone – 9 fires, 84.2 acres
Upper Yukon Zone – 5 fires, 607.7 acres

About Alaska Division of Forestry

Alaska Division of Forestry website: http://forestry.alaska.gov/ Mission: The Alaska Division of Forestry proudly serves Alaskans through forest management and wildland fire protection. The Wildland Fire and Aviation Program provides safe, cost-effective and efficient fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities to protect human life and values on State, private and municipal lands. The wildland fire program cooperates with other wildland fire agencies on a statewide, interagency basis.

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