Total U.S. acres burned in wildfires, 2006-2015. The official total number of fires and acres burned in 2015 was released by the National Interagency Coordination Center on 4 January 2016. The 2015 fire season set a new record for the number of acres burned in the United States, totaling 10,125,149 acres. The previous record was set in 2006 at 9,873,745 acres. Graphic: NIFC

4 January 2016 (NIFC) – The official total number of fires and acres burned in 2015 was released by the National Interagency Coordination Center on 4 January 2016. The 2015 fire season set a new record for the number of acres burned in the United States, totaling 10,125,149 acres [4,097,500 hectares]. The previous record was set in 2006 at 9,873,745 acres [3,995,800 hectares].

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