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



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