4
$\begingroup$

Not sure if it is the right place to post this question but I'd like to know where to find a wildfire database? I don't need any geospatial data. Just a list of the wildfires that happened in USA from 1960 to present is needed. Wildfires of interest include both human and lightning caused.

$\endgroup$
3
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ I edited the question to make it clear the main focus is on wildfires. If you are looking for lists of famous structural fires, that should be a separate question. $\endgroup$
    – f.thorpe
    Commented Oct 5, 2016 at 3:52
  • $\begingroup$ Do you know of the existence of Open Data? (But please don't cross-post) $\endgroup$
    – Jan Doggen
    Commented Oct 5, 2016 at 7:45
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ I post that the same question there as well however I felt I didn't get enough information so I thought I'd give it a try here. $\endgroup$
    – PROBERT
    Commented Oct 5, 2016 at 15:14

1 Answer 1

1
$\begingroup$

I would suggest the National Interagency Fire Center, which keeps statistics in a variety of formats as well as lists of historical fires. For instance, you can see a list of historically significant fires as far back as 1804 here. In general, the closer you get to present, the more information about fires there is.

Other websites with historical wildfire lists include:

$\endgroup$
1
  • $\begingroup$ That NOAA World Data Center looks good. I will give that a try. $\endgroup$
    – PROBERT
    Commented Oct 5, 2016 at 15:16

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.