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A Decade of Wildfires

In 2013, over 4 million acres were consumed by wildfires; although this number is large, it is well below the ten-year average of almost 7 million.

Year Number of fires Acres consumed
2013 45,601 4,157,061
2012 56,088 9,176,530
2011 67,058 8,518,082
2010 67,209 3,352,319
2009 78,180 5,762,277
2008 77,581 5,270,693
2007 83,208 8,900,015
2006 91,964 9,589,836
2005 63,529 8,581,752
2004 64,717 8,078,821
2004–2013 average 69,263 6,843,298

Source: National Interagency Fire Center

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