2005 Alaska wildland fire statistics
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Alaska Interagency Coordination Center
Publication Year: 2005

Cataloging Information

  • acres burned
  • fire cost
  • fire statistics
  • human caused fires
  • land ownership
  • lightning caused fires
  • wildland fire
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: March 7, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 9638


The 2005 fire season was unusually busy because weather conditions lined up the right combination of dry weather and ignitions from lightning strikes to result in large, long-lasting fires. On September 1, 2005, the number of acres burned in Alaska became greater than that of 1969, which had been the third largest fire season (4.01 million acres burned) since reliable records began in the 1950s. With over 4.6 million acres burned this season, and 6.59 million acres burned in summer of 2004, two of the top-three fire seasons have happened in two consecutive years.

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Alaska Interagency Coordination Center. 2005. 2005 Alaska Wildland Fire Statistics. 25 p.