Number of monthly wildfires in the European Union (EU) 2008-2019

This statistic displays the cumulative number of wildfires in the European Union (EU) over 30 hectares as of March 1st 2019. It also displays the average number of wildfires from 2008 to 2018. The figures show that February saw a surprisingly high amount of wildfires when compared to the average. By March 1st, 480 wildfires had been recorded across the EU. Numbers like this are more commonly seen by August, where the average from 2008 to 2018 is 551.

Average number of wildfires* in the European Union (EU) as of March 2019 compared to the 2008 to 2018 average

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Fires of more than 30 hectares

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