U.S. prescribed fires - number of fires and acres burned 2017

This statistic shows the number of fires and acres burned due to U.S. prescribes fires in 2017, by state. In 2017, about 944,455 acres were burned due to prescribed fires in Alaska. The total number of prescribed fires in the United States amounted to 202,250 with 6.42 million acres burned.

Number of fires and acres burned due to U.S. prescribed fires in 2017, by state

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Source

Release date

2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Prescribed fire is any fire which are ignited by management action under certain predetermined conditions to meet specific objectives related to to hazardous fuels or habitat improvement.
Number of prescribed fires in total (2017) : 202,250

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