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2014 Alaska Fire Numbers

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GaBriella Branson

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2014 one of the wettest summers ever recorded
377 Fires
506 Alaskan Overhead
Weather
Fires and Acres
Resources
2014
Alaska Fire Numbers
233,544.3 Acres
Alaska Fire Service
55 Fires
31,524.8 Acres
Division of Forestry
298 Fires
202,014.2 Acres
Forest Service
24 Fires
6 Acres

Southwest Area
12 Fires
3,256.3 Acres
Kenai-Kodiak Area
105 Fires
196,641.8 Acres
Anchorage-Mat Su Area
69 Fires
1,965.1 Acres
Fairbanks Area
59 Fires
125.9 Acres
Delta Area
17 Fires
11.6 Acres
Tok Area
25 Fires
6.2 Acres
Copper River Area
9 Fires
5.7 Acres
Haines Area
2 Fires
1.6 Acres
54 Lightning/Natural
323 Human
Landowner Fires and Acres
Very
warm
and
dry

spring
Set up pre-greened fuels to be extremely
dry
Fuels
around most of the state remained cured into the beginning of June
A huge factor in the
rapid spread rates
of
Funny River
and
100 Mile
June 18th - the
rains
began...
Snow
melted off at least
a week earlier than normal
in many places
Lack of rainfall
prevented
green-up from happening in a reasonable time frame
Only
five
days exceeded
3,000

lightning strikes
Season ended with a
fairly normal
cumulative amount of lightning
The
excessive

rain
kept the number of remote starts to a minimum...
Of total acreage burned:
Funny River accounted for
84%
100 Mile was
10%
25 Hotshot Crews
27 Type 2IA Crews
Mobilizations
39 Type 2 Crews
A Type 1 Team, two Type 2 Teams, a Buying Team, and a Prevention Team
165 L-48 Overhead
Resources Mobilized to L-48*
3 Hotshot Crews
7 Type 2IA Crews
15 Type 2 Crews
*As of October 1, 2014
389 Overhead
10 Aircraft
Tanana Zone
7 Fires
83.1 Acres
Galena Zone
33 Fires
7,495.3 Acres
Upper Yukon Zone
5 Fires
607.7 Acres
Military Zone
10 Fires
23,338.7 Acres
Tongass National Forest
15 Fires
4.5 Acres
Chugach National Forest
9 Fires
1.5 Acres
*10 Year Average: 63 Fire Starts and 181,135 Acres burned
*10 Year Average: 42 Fire Starts and 411,445 Acres Burned
*10 Year Average: 4o Fire Starts and 658,337 Acres Burned
*10 Year Average: 26 Fire Starts and 43,325 Acres Burned
*10 Year Average: 76 Fire Starts and 151,180 Acres Burned
*10 Year Average: 30 Fire Starts and 27,095 Acres Burned
*10 Year Average: 20 Fire Starts and 151,804 Acres Burned
*10 Year Average: 19 Fire Starts and 6,603 Acres Burned
*10 Year Average: 97 Fire Starts and 1,207 Acres Burned
*10 Year Average: 34 Fire Starts and 179,091 Acres Burned
*10 Year Average: 44 Fire Starts and 12,349 Acres Burned
*10 Year Average: 4 Fire Starts and 34 Acres Burned
*10 Year Average: 23 Fire Starts and 38 Acres Burned
*10 Year Average: 8 Fire Starts and 49 Acres Burned
...which are typically the culprits of large burned acreage in Alaska
216
fires .1 acre or less
161
fires greater than .1 acre
Data compiled by AICC Intelligence and Predictive Services
2014 Spring Prediction
Above
normal in May and June for portions of central and southwest Alaska; all other places normal
A normal season
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