|Year-to-date statistics (see note 1)|
|2019 (1/1/19 - 5/17/19)||Fires: 12,567||Acres: 226,078|
|2018 (1/1/18 - 5/17/18)||Fires: 21,997||Acres: 1,600,169|
|2017 (1/1/17 - 5/17/17)||Fires: 22,518||Acres: 2,108,768|
|2016 (1/1/16 - 5/17/16)||Fires: 18,188||Acres: 1,542,953|
|2015 (1/1/15 - 5/17/15)||Fires: 19,741||Acres: 375,155|
|2014 (1/1/14 - 5/17/14)||Fires: 22,527||Acres: 462,319|
|2013 (1/1/13 - 5/17/13)||Fires: 15,971||Acres: 211,225|
|2012 (1/1/12 - 5/17/12)||Fires: 20,,099||Acres: 473,859|
|2011 (1/1/11 - 5/17/11)||Fires: 25,804||Acres: 2,664,606|
|2010 (1/1/10 - 5/17/10)||Fires: 23,899||Acres: 348,404|
|2009 (1/1/09 - 5/17/09)||Fires: 32,251||Acres: 1,297,145|
|10-year average Year-to-Date|
|2009-2018||Fires: 22,752||Acres: 1,089,366|
The National Interagency Coordination Center, an arm of NIFC, has current and archived data on wildfires by Coordination Center may be found on this webpage under Situation, National Products, Incident Management Situation Report.
One of the reasons why I am sharing these data to share this resources from NIFC for those of you who are not familiar with NIFC's resources. NIFC has a nice fire statistic page, mostly summary statistics. I am quite aware that there are likely to be other sources of historical wildfire statistics that I am not aware of either on the national level as well as regional and local. NIFC has a variety of other resources as well: aviation, fire shelters and safety to name a few. I will leave you to your devices to explore.
There is a video that I saw on the NIFC home page on the wildfire outlook for May and June of 2019 with seasonal outlooks for July and August. I am interested in hearing what Brian Henry, Assistant National Weather Fire Weather Program Manager for Predictive Services in Boise, Idaho has to say.
Direct link to video from NIFC
Note 1: The data table showing year-to-date statistics as of May 17th was corrected to correct what I believe to be a typographical error. The original data on the website states that the year to date statistics goes back to January 1 of the preceding year (e.g. 2019 (1/1/18-5/17/19); 2018 (1/1/17-5/17/18, etc). I took the liberty of changing the year to date column to reflect the current year. Any errors in this presentation are my responsibility.