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Title:
Forest fire statistics
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
United States -- Forest Service. -- Division of State Cooperation
United States -- Division of State Cooperative Fire Control
United States -- Division of Cooperative Forest Protection
United States -- Division of Cooperative Forest Fire Control
Publisher:
The Division
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C
Frequency:
annual
regular

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Subjects / Keywords:
Forest fires -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Wildfires -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre:
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
statistics   ( marcgt )

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Additional Physical Form:
Also issued online.
Statement of Responsibility:
Division of Cooperative Forest Protection, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1938.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
-1967.
Issuing Body:
Prepared by the following divisions of the Forest Service: Division of State Cooperation, 1938-1944; Division of State Cooperative Fire Control, 1945; Division of Cooperative Forest Protection, 1946-1955; Division of Cooperative Forest Fire Control, 1956-1967.
General Note:
Description based on: 1955; title from cover.

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 022806766
oclc - 05360945
lccn - sn 99034161
Classification:
lcc - SD421 .W545
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AA00013023:00005

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Preceded by:
Forest fire statistics for the United States (exclusive of Alaska)
Succeeded by:
Wildfire statistics


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JUL 28 1971


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This is a compilation of forest fir tlsic oVefiFI nl ndar
Year 1949 as reported to the United States or field
offices, cooperating States, and the Department of the Interior, Soil
Conservation Service and Tennessee Valley Authority.


The figures are shown separately by the individual States reporting and
totals are also given for certain geographical groups of States. Ther------ ...
tabulation is prepared in the following sections:


SUMMARY OF FOREST FIRE STATISTICS FOR 1949
Giving areas needing protection; areas protected and
unprotected; number of fires, area burned, and esti-
mated damage to both protected and unprotected forest
lands (Pages 1 to 4).


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NUMBER OF FOREST FIRES BY CAUSE AND SIZE
For protected areas only (Pages 5 to 8).

AREAS BURNED AND ESTIMATED DAMAGE
For protected areas only (Pages 9 to 12).


The statistics shown are as complete as could be compiled
submitted by State and Federal protection agencies but no
as to their completeness or accuracy.


from reports
claim is made


Since no field organizations are established in unprotected areas to re-
port fires, the statistics on such unprotected areas are merely the
best estimates by the States. They are likewise incomplete as no esti-
mates could be obtained for Arizona, Nebiaska, North Dakota and Wyoming.

The estimates on fire damage should be used with caution. They admitted-
ly are low because they fail to include the full and complete tang-
ible and direct damage to timber and improvements as well as the vast
amount of Intangible and indirect losses resulting from forest fires,
such as those caused by decay of fire damaged timber, replacement of
desirable tree species by less valuable ones, soil deterioration and
erosion, uncertain streamflow, destruction of game, interruption of
tourist use and travel, and the like.



Prepared by
Division of Cooperative Forest Protection Forest Service
U. S. Department of Agriculture Washington, D.C.


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SMART OF IRF.ST fTM STATISTICS rOR T 'fRWITED STATES -- CALMTIDAR EAR 1949

.OR PHROrECTED AND UNPROTECD AREAS, BY STARS AND GROUPS OF STATES

(Group totals are Inolcated following the indivldial Staten of the group)


FOBIST AREA NUMBER OF FIRES ARIA BURBLED BEUROD PORHrO DAMAGE S
/ OF ARBU
mOI UP P E I 0 D Seeding On On On On On
AND id Pan* Pro- Ubpro- Protected Unpro teted Proteated Unprotected Pro- Unprm- Protestod tptooeted
STAI' O0 I E EI P tetiona teoted taoted TOTAL Area Area TOTAL Area Ara teeooted teated TOTAL Area A&a


M Astes U Acee MH Aorea lVber Rumter % lnde-r 4 Acres Acne s Acna eg % % DoLlars Dollarm 1 Dolatrm A

aTeIA'IS 1949 Federal 214,55 214,50B 48 9,592 9,E92 100 -- 316,816 316,816 100 -- .15 -- 2,874.273 2.874.273 100 -- -
(belalua of State a rtivate 438,994 357,166 81,826 184,162 78,649 45 105.533 57 15,080.603 2,32,485 15 12,760.118 85 .66 15.59 40,609,656 8,003,563 20 52.606.095 80
Alaska) I LTL. 653,547 571,673 81,874 193.794 88,41 46 105.533 54 15,399,419 2,637,301 17 12,"60.118 89 .46 15.59 43,483,931 10,679,856 as8 ,606.095 75

lAIAUL 1949 Federal 165,828 30,368 135,460 46 46 100 Data Incomplete 17,969 17,949 100 Data Incomplete .06 -- Date Incomplete
Private Date Incomplate
OTALT. 165,8B 50,368 135,460 46 46 100 Data Incomplete 19,949 17,949 100 Data InTomplete .06 -- Data Incomplete

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ARIZSA 1949 Federal 19,445 19,445 -- 1,425 1,425 100 -- 2.980 2,980 100 -- .0 -- 9,482 9.482 100
State & Private Date Incomplete
TTAI. 19,445 19,445 -- 1,425 1,425 100 -- 2,980 2,980 100 -- .02 -- 9,482 9.48 100 -

0OLOBADO 1969 Federal 17,963 17,614 -- 160 160 100 -- 100 100 100 -- .00 -- 109 107 100 -- --
State & Pivate ?,475 6,301 1,174 163 10I 100 DUal on 6,77 6,S77 100 Unknoa .10 -- 51,02 8,028 100 Uominm
TOTAL 25,069 23,91 1,174 323 3235 100 -- 6,677 6,677 100 -- .03 -- 81,16 51,135 100

IDAHO 1949 Federal 22,164 22,365 39 1,199 2,199 100 -- 58,857 55,857 100 -- .25 1.172,.324 1,172,324 100 -- -
State & PrIveat 7,122 7,122 -- 681 681 100 -- 48,790 48,790 100 -- .69 -- 15,27 1P,2Y 100 --
TOAL 29,306 29,267 39 1,880 1,880 100 .- -- 101,647 104,647 100 .36 -- 1,329,561 1,329,561 100 --

VDUItAWA 1949 Federal 28,911 18,941 -- 69 69 100 -- 13,491 13,491 100 -- .07 -- 13,956 13,956 100 --
State & PrItvat 6,162 6,162 -- 453 453 100 -- 2,649 21,649 100 .- .35 -- 84.1m 84,128 100 -
TOTA. 25,103 25,103 -- 1,146 1,146 100 .- 35,140 35,140 100 .- .14 -- 22,064 224,064 100 -- -

HIZRA A 1949 federal 227 22 10 10 100 -- 306 306 100 .] -- 186 286 100 -
State & Private Date Incomplste
TOTAL 227 27 -- 10 10 100 -. 506 306 100 -- .13 -- 186 186 100 -
ITADA 1949 Federal 11.686 11,68 -. 39 39 100 -- 1,666 1,666 100 -- .01 2.819 2,819 100 --
State & Private 2,801 1,530 1,271 43 43 100 NO Deata 2,0 .05B 100 Ho Date .13 -- 22,210 2,20. 100 l Date
7OTAL 14,485 13,214 1,271 BE 82 100 -- 3,724 3,724 100 -. .0 25,0569 25,059 100 -
mW 33100 1949 federal 14,322 14,522 -- MB 518 100 -- 1,638 1,638 100 .01 1,813 1.081 100 -- -
State & Privoe 5.977 1,105 2,692 79 67 85 12 15 539 138 as 401 74 .01 .01 680 198 26 802 94
TOTAL 18,299 15,427 2,872 297 585 98 12 2 2,177 1,776 82 401 18 .01 .01 2,498 1,991 80 502 10
S0UTH DAaDIA 1919 Federal 1,416 1,416 -- 154 154 100 .- 17,468 17,468 100 -- 1.23 -- 156,562 156,568 100 -- --
State Private 50 500 119 119 100 .- 4,408 4,408 100 -- .88 23,905 23,905 100 -
TOTAL 1,916 1.916 -- 273 273 100 P.1,876 21,876 100 -- 1.14 -- 100,467 180,46T 100 -- -
UBH 1949 federal 17.053 17,055 -- 86 86 100 -- 1,006 1,006 100 .01 -- 11,465 11,465 100 --
State & Private 5,966 5,966 -- 86 86 100 -- 3,902 3,902 100 -- .07 1,980 17,780 100 -- -
TOTAL 25,001 25,001 -- 172 172 100 -- 4,908 4,90B 100 .02 -- 29,243 3,245 100 -- -
WTODI 1949 federal 11,223 11,225 -- 198 198 100 -. 4,006 4,006 100 -- .04 1,717 51,717 100 -- -
State & Private 1,860B 41 1,769 Data Inoompplte
TOml0 13,031 11,266 1,767 1986 198 100 -- 4,006 4,006 100 .04 -- 31,717 31,717 100 --

0RO3> TOTdAL 1949 federal 134,091 134,052 S9 4,482 4,482 100 -- 89,81 9g8,8 100 .07 1,526,409 1,526,409 100 --
Btate & Private 35,8511 2,727 7,054 1,6249 ,61 99 12 1 87,92 7,522 100 401 .0 .01 26,998 35646 100 02 -
STOTAL 169.902 162.779 7.123 6,106 6,096 100 12 -- 186,441 186,060 100 401 .11 .01 1,883,407 1,882,908 100 50W --

I/ Zcludes 16,580,000 more State and privately owned non-ttboered watersheds.















OALWEA 199 Fedal 22.96 3,25 1,497 I1,49 100 -- 1.T3 96g.65 100o -- .43 -- 9.,5n 96iu 100 -
state a Prit. te 19,698 19,698 2,r E,7T3 100 -- 11.7 10 1 00 100 -- -. -- 79,3653 7893 1300 -
7TV E4,685 42,68 -- 4,22 4,2 100 -100 -- 80100 -- .81 1.7013.89 1.90,6m 100 .

UIAAE 1969 tFedral ..
State & Private ,504 2,04 8 100 -- 1,699 1,699 100 .07 -- 1,6IT 1.6 0 -
WTOT. 2.04 8 3 100 -- 1,67 1,679 100 .- .07 1., 1.67 100 --

niOM 199 Faoeral 18,648 19,649 -- 1,1im 1,1 100 2,0M7? 8,069 100 -- .12 -- 163,3 1 S.TYM 100 -
State & Privte 12,444 22.446 -- 1,479 1,479 100 -- 41,59 41.594 100 .55 629.989 46 929 100 --
TOTAL 31,095 351096 -- 2,603 2,60 100 63,641 65,641 100 .30 -- 59,69 M M,94 10 -

RAHIOW 1949 Federal 12,829 12,829 406 406 100 7 2827 0, 100 -- .16 54,116 54.116 100 -
State & tvatet 12,9e4 12.874 -- 2,17Z 2,172 100 0.98 a0,929 100 .16 -- 190,960 190090 100 -
TOTA4L 5,7S 25.70 -- 2.578 2,578 100 -- 41,756 41,756 100 -- -- .16 -- 2,056 Mn,0O6 00 1-

amOBP TOTAL 1969 edsral 54,46B 54,465 -- 5,0E7 3,O 100 -- 141,659 141,659 100 .26 1,161195 1,161,193 100 -
State & Private 47,522 6f,22 -- 6,39m 6,389 100 -- 181,222 181,222 100 -- -- .8 -- 1,560i911 1,560 911 100 --
TOTAL 101,95 101.985 -- 9,416 9,416 100 21,e81 532,881 100 -- -- .58 .522,104 2,528,104 100 -


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State & Private
TOTAL

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State & Private
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State & Private


1949 Federal
State & Private
TOTAL

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State & Private





State & Private
TOTAL

1949 Fedral
State A Priveta


1949 Federal
State & Prtiate


1949 Federal
State a Prinvue


1949 'Scal
State & Private
Tom.


1,907
1,907

1
440
441

565
11,20
11,823

91
16,658
16,774

4
2,65
2,689

2
3.356
3,25B

690
4,143
4,815

1
2,294
2,295

9
13,483
13,432

474
14,644
15,118


452
452

910
3,658
3,868


1,907
1,907

1
440
441

565
4,459
5,004

91
16,683
16,794

4
2,685
2,689

2

3,aB

670
4.143
4,813

1
2,84
2,295

9
13,483
13,432

474
14,644
15.118


452
452

3.o
3,683
3,868


-
6,819
6 ,819


601 601 100
601 601 100


72 73 100
73 73 100

03 UB 100
4,26 1,026 24
4,55 1,081 25

14 14 100
769 764 100
778 778 100


361 381 100
351 M81 100


2,170 2,170 100
2,170 2,190 100

5 3 100
604 604 100
609 607 100

1 1 100
1,437 1,437 100
1,438 1,438 U00


1,837 1,W7 100
1,837 1,837 100

18 18 100
1,540 1,560 100
1,558 1,556 100


367 369 100
367 367 100

2 2 100
229 59 100
M1 m1l 100


1,630
1,630

348
548


614
322,325
32,969

3
ga,053
g.C056
a ,06

1,196
1,191


5,e75
5,275

3
e, 208
2,211

I
8,028
8,029


,374
21,374

335
32,470
32,805



1,910


2,001
E.001


1,630
1,2630


348
SW
348

614
20,73
a ,33

3




1,194
1,194


5,275
5,275

3
2,28
2,8211

1
8,033
8,029


a,374
a,374

355
32,00
32,805


1,920
1,910


2,001
2,001


-







261 m600
261,600


19,881
19,885



3,E18


500,498
501,20

10
65,691
65,901


7,960
7,960



51,503


38,012
38,012

5
115,997
116,002


37,500
57,300
683
97,979
98,662


11,363
11.563


7.962
7,962


19,864
29,864



3,518

742
37,466


10
68,891
66,901


7,960
7,960


S1,350
51,530


38,012
3,012

5
11U,997
116,002


37,500
57.300

683
97,979
98,66


11,363



7,902


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O RES T AREA R UMBER O F FIRES AREA B R ZD H0 PORTION DAMAGE 0
O A EA

OUP P aR 0 D Wleding On On On On On On
WD and Pro- Pro- Unpo- Protected Unpro ated Protetoed Unproteoted PI- unpro- Proteted Unproteetd
STAS 0 WN ME S H S I P toctlOn teoted tooted IWAL Area Area TAL Area Area tested tested TOT. A Azea
K Acea M Area M Acres ber Uesr e meer % Aaze. Aoma I Acres 4 9 9 Dollars Dollsn S Dollars

lAS GRoP 1Oontlimed)

TITBNIA 19i9 eeral 1,665 1,665 -- 29 2 100 -- 464 464 100 -- .0 1,010 1,010 100 -
State & Private 13,066 15,06 -- 1,601 1,601 100 12,135 12,.55 100 -- .09 -- 68,42El 6,4Z 100 -
TOTAL 14,701 4,70 1 1,63D 1,650 100 -- 12,597 12,59 100 -- .09 69,451 69,451 100 -- --

laWRW VIRGINIA 1949 Ideral 909 909 -- 19 19 100 -- 146 146 100 -- .02 -- 58 586 100 --
State & Pr white 9,050 9,060 1,691 1,691 100 -- 3,525 36.32 100 -- .40 -- 178,089 198,069 100 -
TOTALM 9,59 9,959 1,710 1,710 100 -- 56,471 36,471 100 -- .37 -- 178,47 198,4v7 100 -- -

GROUP TOAL 1969 naderal 4,601 4,601 -- 164 144 100 -- 1,566 1,566 100 -- .03 2,618 2,818 100 -- --
State & Private 96,959 90.140 6,819 17,601 14,331 81 3,270 19 4268,9 4 166,694 39 261,600 61 .16 3.84 1,2MB,64t 761,6t 62 463,03 SB
TOMAL 101.560 94,741 6,619 17,745 14,475 82 13,0 1 4E9,840 168,260 31 81,600 61 .18 5.86 1.227,062 764,030 62 463,032 3B

SOUTH 0N O31

A2AiMA 1949 Wredeal 702 T70 -- 116 116 100 -- 3,135 5,155 100 .45 -- 8,197 8,177 100 -- -
State & iPrvate 18,065 16,836 1,209 9,681 8,36t 86 1,517 14 736,2 452,600 M9 303,6M 41 2.5? 25.11 1,W73,18 71,666 61 501.6l H9
IOTAL 18,7479 17,58 1,209 9,797 8,480 87 1,317 13 739, 65 435,-35 3 303,6a 41 2.48 25.11 1,181,45 779,.848 61 501,5B2 59

ARAI MS 1969 federal 2,B3 2.5a -- 147 147 100 -- 4,140 4,140 100 -- .16 -- 3,690 3.870 100 -
state & Mn vate 18,56 12,405 5,943 6,655 4,553 66 2.300 34 185,401 94,401 51 91,000 49 .76 1.55 685,531 29,5fl 45 365.800 6
TOTAL. 0,879 14,356 5,948 7,000 4,700 67 2,300 33 189,541 98,541 B2 91,000 48 .66 1.35 62G,191 51,391 45 345,800 65

LMIDA 19g9 Federal 1,554 1,334 135 135 100 -- 4,800 4,800 100 .36 -- 5,012 15,012 100 -
State & Private 2,55 9,488 12,065 30,022 6,172 21 23,50 79 35,21,31 212,501 7 2F.999,000 93 LB 6.86 4,484,5369 250,589 5 4,25 4,000 95
TOMal. '2,88, 10,622 12,060 30,15 6,309 21 25,850 79 3,216,301 219,301 7 2,999,000 93 2.01 24.86 4.499,401 65M,401 5 4,2 O00

(COMMA 1969 Federal 1,045 1,09 4 74 74 100 -- 9,483 9,483 100 -- .92 9,6w9 9,689 100 -- -
State & Private 21,705 14,085 7,622 2,461 4,94,r 25 16,l 9 7 2,063,556 19.,58 6 1,964,3253 94 .92 577 8,55,905 3 4,911' 6 8.2,.99 96
OTtJL 22,748 15,122 7,626 21,WB 5,019 as 16,g9 77 2,093,029 12.716 6 1,964,323 94 .92' 23.76 8,566,544 554,3D 6 8,281,994 B9

80UIARA 1969 federal l 3s? as 48 a48 100 -- -- 1,000 1,000 100 -- .17 -- 3,5M 5,551 100 -- -
State & Prvate 14,065 8,960 5,095 3,168 2,763 89 400 13 167,651 69,661 40 100,000 60 .96 1.96 441.205 191,209 45 250,000 BY
OlO 14,642 9,547 5,0956 ,211 2.611 88 400 12 168,651 68,651 41 100,000 59 .72 1.96 444,560O 194,560 4 250,000 86
MNSEDP r/I 1949 Federal 1,154 1,154 -- 391 391 100 -- -- B,012 5,012 100 -- .43 -- 14,63* 14,814 100 -- -
S8ate & Private 16,49 11,16 5,36 45,967 8,25 13 53,731 8E 2,543, 0 312,65 12 2,50,905 68 3. 09 4.2:0 12,613,02 1,2B,11 11 1,50,905 89

TOMAL 17.603 12,29 5,286 46,3w 8,627 19 37,731 81 2,548,582 517,677 12 2,230,905 68 2.61* 42.23 12,627,83 1,396,91 11 11,a0,905 89

315832 GADEID 1948 Federal 1,414 1,414 99 99 100 -- 2,05 2,065 100 -- .15 -- 5,8 3,85 100 .- -
state & Private 16,978 4,727 2,251 2.591 2,492 96 99 4 11 7,184 10,016 :4 7,168 6 .75 .32 409.941 BI,On 9g s s0 T
TOMAL 18,392 16,141 2,25 2,690 2,3.1 96 99 4 119,267 112,099 94 7,168 6 .69 .52 411,684 584,894 935 0,50 T
OAlBOI5 194B Federal 397 397 56 36 100 -- -- 740 740 100 -- .19 -- 7154 73 100 -- --
s8ate & Private 9,799 5,179 6.620 14,676 676 5 14,000 95 3,89,669 53,669 1 3,770,000 99 1.06 56.96 5,100,912 100,92p 6,000000
MTAL 10,196 5,;96 6,630 14,712 712 5 14,000 95 3.806,409 34,409 1 5,770,000 99 .96 56.95 5,101,686 101.656 2 5,000,000 9
800'Cm GDlM 199 toedorl 65 63 60 -- 8E 82 100 -- 1,255 1,253 100 .0 -- 1.20 1,0o 1200 --
state & Private 10,776 10,776 5,92 5,925 100 10 ,650 10,650 100 -- -,9 .99 -- 91 1 ..
TOTAL. 11,406 11,406 6,005 6,005 100 106,90o5 1065,906 100 -- .. .93 -- 96,101 286,101 100 --
552383 19e9 Federal 950 95 5 164 16 100 -- 2,37 100 -- 08e,939 9.99 10G --
stein & Pritvte 11,994 5,344 6,950 4,456 2,146 2 ,100 49 45,521 38,53 9 38,000 91 .75 5.70 760,490 68,24 9 T7.3 6 91
UriAL 12,94 6.289 6,755 4,410 2,.0 52 2,100 48 4265,699 40,699 10 8,000 o90 .66 5.70 759.4 77,179 10 lE 250 90

TIM 19i Federal 7M 791 U8 68 100 442 462 100 .06 996 996 100 -- -
state & Private 4,0651 7,65 6,416 1,769 6S6 47 9 5 5 65,695 18.,ur uB 4 7100 72 .lp .75 13,5M 1 56,4710 29 89,100 71
TOTAL 14,792 8,554 6,418 1,37 901 49 93 I 66,237 19,079 29 49,100 TI71 .8 3 .5 IJ,567 5,48 3 69,100 70


BlAl. 1,16 1896e8 59,558 14T,715 2,464 55 99,25 67 15,476,85 1,879,566 15 11,869,117 68 1.3 t 0,08 3,762,514 4,119.51, 15 50,643,561

ageorgia Exlusitea of fire statistic on 1,183.291 aerge prtected by private oawrs not uader State mperslates tr whisoh statistise as ot a allabla.
Missliupl Ezelusive of ile statsttiae on 1,051,000 anees proteeted by private owners not under state superriaton. for &ich statistics ae not available.
mas zoluelael of fiTr statistls on 106,000 aores protested by pr tLat owners not uner State nspervrilon, hor whiot stimtltie are not evallable.



















IZLUMOB 1949 Fede"Ml
state & Private
TAL

IN MIBA 19S9 osderl
State & Mpymse
ToM

INA 1969 Febiral
State & Pimte
TOM

KICBMIA 1949 feoral
state a Pivate
TOTAL

M180EA 1949 Fde ral
State & PS ret.






XMB ISS! 1949 Fadelrl
tate & Prlvate
TOTAL

MISRI 194M9 federal
Matte & Private




s AIWA 1949 Pederal
St.ae & Private




a Om U 1949 Fmender
state a Prinate


GROUP TOUL 1949 l"Maal.
ntte A Private
DIAL.


M1 M1 --
4,0O5 4,085 -
4,326 4,326 -

106 106 -
3,862 5,862 -
,946 5,968 --

12 13 --
2,286 2,M8 --
2,m8 2,28 --

2,616 2,616 -
17,808 17,808 --
M,424 30,424 -

3,584 5,586 --
19,66 19,65 --
.,849 23.249 --

1,5s 1,559 -
15,664 7.000 0,664
17,023 8,56 9 6,664

49 49 --
Date Incoplrete
4 49

95 95 -
5,498 5,494 -
5,589 5,589 -

1,873 1,873 -
16,115 16,115
17,98G 17,988 --


30 s0 100 -- -
861 561 100 -
591 81 100 -- -3

2 2 100 -
59 35a 100 -
595 395 100 -- --


49 49 100 --
49 49 100 -- --

45 45 100 -- -
1,755 1,755 100 --
1,800 1,900 100 -- -

86 86 100 --
1,22S 1,225 100 -- -
1,511 1,311 100 -.

313 313 100 --
6,060 5,060 50 3,000 M0
6,393 3,535 55 5,000 47

9 9 100 --

9 9 100 -- -

27 27 100 -
972 972 100 -- -
999 999 100 -- -

67 67 100 --
1,198 1,198 100 -
1,265 1,655 100 -- --


796
17,069
17,88

12
5,532
5,544


1,449
1,449

337
a1,832
22,169

24,710
205,212



686,175
691,409

9,606

9,606

114
17,923
18,037

204
9,88
10,087


794 100
17,069 100
17,.63 100

12 100
5,532 100
5,544 100


1,449 100
1,449 100

337 100
21,852 100
22,169 100

24,710 100
180,502 100
B 5,32 100

4,832 100
86,575 13
91,407 13

9,606 100

9,606 100

114 100
17,983 100
18,03T 100

8I4 100
9,88 100
10,087 100


600,000 67
600,000 87


.53
.42
.41

.01
.14
.14


.06
.06

.01
.12
.11

.69
.92
.88

.36
1.24
1.09

19.60

19.60

.12
.53
.32

.01
.06
.06


808 806 100 -
8,a.3 53,e 100 -
56,.039 54,03 100 -


4.72 ,723 100 -
24M.,73 24,T 1)00 -


4,017 4,017 100 -
4.017 4,017 100 -
4.017 4.017 100 -

o8l soE 100 -- --
134,142 134,142 100 -
134,964 134,944 100 -

97,983 97,885 100 -
909,0m 909,020 100 -
1,006,89M 1,006,88 100 -

11,838 11,858 100 -- -
1,750,919 280,919 14 1,800,000 86
1,762,7p7 B,7'7m 15 1,500,000 88

1,34 1,514 100 -

1,314 1,514 100 -

1 100 -- -
51.679 51,679 100 -
M,900 3,900 100 --

453 452 100 -
47,865 47,86 100 -- -
48,297 48,297 100 -- -


9,955 9,935 -- 5799 579 100 -- 40,609 40,609 100 -- .41 -- 113,418 113.,4B 100 -
64,948 76.EB 8,664 12,213 9,213 75 3,000 E5 940,765 340,765 36 600,000 64 .45 6.953 2,975,596 1,475,596 S 1,500,000 80
94,884 86,28D 8,664 12,792 9,792 77 3,000 23 9681,74 381,374 39 600,000 61 .44 6.93 3,088,864 1.51,8.84 51 1,500,000 49













NOIMER OF FOREST FIRN IN THE UNITED STATES BY CAUSE AND SIM CALENDAR YKAl 1949

PROECTED AREAS OH.T BY STATES AND GROUPS OF STATES


NUMBER OF FTRES B T CAUSE IOWER OF FIRES- BDYSTE
GMODp PERIOD
AND and
BrTE 0 WNERSHIP Debria neaen- Mcal- Under 1/4 10 Ower
Slightning Rallroads Cmpersa Sokers Buiplin dlal Lubering laneoun IOTAL 1/4 Amre Aores 10 Acres TOTAL

OHITD STATES 1949 federal 5,930 101 591 1,260 225 861 127 497 9,592 5,888 2,646 1,058 9,592
(xoelusie of State & Private 2,305 3,704 3,574 16,187 16,841 25.666 1,341 9,432 98,649 11.578 40,112 g,959 T',649
3Alada) TOTAL 8,235 5,805 4,165 17,447 16,466 26,726 1,468 9,929 88,841 17,466 43,758 3,017 88,as .

JIA9& 1969 FAeral 7 10 ? 8 5 1 1 7 46 18 17 11 46
Private Data Incomplete
STOT.AL 1 10 7 8 5 1 1 7 46 18 17 11 46

ROCKY MOOUTAINH GHM

AEZ20M 1949 pderal 1,80 46 52 8 12 11 16 1,425 1,074 315 36 1,425
State & Private Data Incompleat
TOTAL 1,280 -- 46 52 8 12 11 16 1.425 1,074 315 36 1,425

CL001ADD 1969 adaeral 95 5 31 19 3 1 6 160 127 51 2 16B
State & Private ?0 9 19 3 17 6 4 86 1Im 40 81 42 163
TOTAL 115 14 50 22 20 5 5 92 323 167 112 44 323

IDAMH 1949 Idearal 1,070 1 54 66 4 2 5 17 1,199 938 190 71 1,199
State & Private 324 58 18 104 73 18 13 73 681 396 IS 127 01
TOTAL 1,394 59 52 170 77 20 18 90 1,880 1,334 348 198 1,860
FWANA 1949 Febdral 593 2 38 43 7 4 6 693 495 140 60 693
State & Pri atme 373 55 20 47 '19 2 3 34 453 314 99 40 453
TOV10 866 57 58 90 26 2 7 40 1,146 807 239 100 1.146
EBRAHA 1949 Federal 7 -- 2 -- 1 10 2 7 1 10
State & Private Data Incowpleat
TOTAL 7 -- 2 -- -- 1 10 2 7 1 10

MTADA 1949 FeTral 26 -- 4 3 1 -- 5 39 17 12 10 59
State & Private 12 8 3 11 3 -- -- 6 43 25 12 8 43
TOTAL 38 8 7 14 4 1 82 40 2 18 82
E IBZIO 1949 tgedral 460 6 13 25 3 4 -- 9 18 347 139 32 518
State & Pri- 49 -- 3 8 2 -- 2 3 67 42 23 2 67
TOTAL 509 6 16 33 5 4 2 10 585 389 162 54t 5
SO1TH DAWEA 1949 aFeral 114 3 5 19 6 -- 7 154 102 33 19 154
State & Private 70 6 2 11 12 1 17 119 54 48 17 119
TOTAL 18 9 7 30 18 1 -- 2 7S 156 81 36 973

V3g 1949 reeral 65 -- 5 12 1 2 1 2 86 69 16 3 86
State & Private 9 3 3 30 21 -- 20 86 a2 38 16 86
TOT.L 72 3 8 42 22 2 1 22 172 99 54 19 172

WImro 1M9 neral 125 1 26 31 1 4 5 5 198 156 29 is 19I
State & Prinate Data Tnouplete
__TAL 125 1 26 31 1 4 5 5 198 156 gy 15 198
GBOUP TOTAL 1969 Federal 3,e33 18 202 272 34 24 27 7T 4,482 3,323 910 249 4,482
State & Private 77 130 68 n24 147 a 22 285 1,612 901 459 252 1,612
TOTAL 4,590 157 270 486 181 G0 49 311 6,094 4,284 1,369 501 6,096


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PACI10C ORCP

0CIIRMIA 1949 Federal 990 19 T0 213 335 1B 93 1,497 1,067 897 233 1,497
State & Private 414 111 88 690 603 276 106 442 2,730 1,331 967 432 2,7w
TOTAL 1,404 120 158 903 636 340 121 35 4,227 2,398 1,264 565 4,227

HAWAII 1949 Federal -- -- -
State & Private .- -- 2 5 1 8 1 6 1
TOAI. -- -- 5 1 -- 8 1 6 1 8

HEOHW 19i9 ierad l 713 10 138 142 18 17 60 26 1,1M 752 242 150 1,128
State & Privte 3B3 49 328 300 149 93 182 IN 1,479 891 40 1B 1,479
TOTAL 1,096 59 276 442 167 no110 E 1 2,603 1,6 687 325 2,605

WHIMfO 199 lB deal 340 2 65 50 11 7 5 25 406 266 100 40 406
State & Private 246 12 120 431 273 122 56 997 2,172 1,230 781 161 2,172
TOTAL 486 123 185 481 34 130 61 823 2,578 1,496 881 201 2,598

0G10O TOTAL 1949 Federal 1,943 51 273 405 62 88 80 345 3,027 2,085 639 505 3,02
State & Private 1,013 286 348 1,426 1,035 492 344 1,424 6,389 3,433 2,179 777 6,38G
ITAL 2,986 317 61 1,831 1,088 SO 424 1,569 9,416 5,516 2,818 1.080 9,416


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1949 Federal
State & Private
TOTAL



TOM!T
1919 Feaeral
State & Pr tvat
TOTAL
1949 Federal
State & Private
1949 Federal

State & Private
TOTAL




1949 Federal

State & Private
TOAL





1949 Federal
State & Private
'ToTAL





1949 Federal
State & Privtate


1949 Faderal
State & private



TOTAL
1949 federall
State & Private



TOUAL
1949 Yederal
State & Private


194 Federal
State & Private
19 TomA


11
11


41
41

6
30
365


11
11


61
61


100
100


56
56


277
-g
277


99
99

5
300
3OO


1
1


9 218
9 218


U
-- 11

7 16
177 267
184 285
Sa8
72 242
75 250


10 181
10 181


36 435
36 4355

- 1
25 228
25 226


9 747
9 747


32D 688
320 688

3 8
723 118
726 126


B 110
5 110

-- 2
8 76
8 76


170
170


19
19

2
364
366

2
153
155


67
67


798
798


154
156


190
190

377



911

16

156


13 --
13 -


12
140
152


29
29


22
22


182
182


23
23



127


41
41

1
112
113



64


2
2

11















9
9










22
-a


5
5





2

2


60
60











47


2
2


53
53


10
10


1



10
10
I0


175
17





12
37
49

1
166



37
37


619
619

1
66
67

1
85
86


Es
239


1
44
45


30
30


2-
2S


601
601


73
73

58
1,026
1,084

14
764
778


391
381


2,170
E,170


601
607

1
1,437
1.458


1,8637


18
1,540
1,568


127 423
12r 459


11 8
11 61

16 32
8 438
a 470

13 1
23 399
972 400


91 268
91 268


921 1,340
721 1.340

3 --
261 301
264 30

1
o10 816
510 817


412 1,016
412 1,016

5 10
0 692



129 207


2 2
23 61a
K41 85


45 601
45 601


11 93


10 88
580 1,02
590 1,084

14
106 764
106 778


22 3B1


109 2,170
109 82.190

- 3
42 604
42 G607

-- I1
IlU 1,4V
111 1,433


409 1,8w
409 1i,rT

3 IB
853 1,840
858 1,56


31 369


-- 8
41 239
41 M1


52 7 17
82 7 19
















IUMBZER OF FIRES BT CAUSE 5IBtR OF rHES BTY 3S
G0WP PERIOD

STAS 0 WNERS IP Debris Incs- Weoel- har 1/4 10 Over
Lightning Railroads Coopers mober Burni-g diary Lab tm a laeou TOTAl 1/4 ATCU Aoe 10 lA e L

EASTERN GoP (Continaed)

VIRGINIA 1949 Tderal 3 -- 4 13 B 7 9 10 16 3 29
State & Private 12 162E 613 V6 190 6 184 1,601 2B 1.040 822 1,601
TOAL 25 162 42 626 376 192 26 191 1,630 a29 1.056 325 1,630

EST TICDTLA 1949 Federal 2 1 1 6 1 8 19 4 11 4 19
State & Private 2 65 76 735 161 3E9 D 3 4 1.691 89 815 787 1,691
TOAL 4 86 77 741 161 329 20 298 1.710 93 826 991 1,710

CDW TOTAL 1949 bderal 22 18 54 4 16 1 SL 144 5 71 0 144
State & Private 201 1,W77 1,50B 4,664 5,32 1,27W 141 2.014 14, 31 3,011 8,19 3,171 14.36
0 lOL 209 1,289 1,526 4,718 3,252 1,291 242 2,045 1,475 5,064 8,E 3,191 14,475


ALABRA 1949 Federal 3 9 54 5 11 1i 6t 59 116
State & Private 7 359 169 1,7 1,639 3,25B 15 1.002 8.364 169 3,764 4,441 8,3564
TOTAL 27 362 196 1,772 1,6479 5,11 255 1,010 6,480 172 3,898 4.40 8,480
ARKANSAS 1949 federal 25 -- 4 44 15 S 3 M 147 39 66 42 14
State & Private 15 82 109 1,291 539 2,183 90 264 4,55 485 2,3M 1,714 4,58
TOWAL 40 82 113 1,555 554 2,218 5 265 4,700 o52 2,42 1,756 4,700

LORIDA 1949 federal 61 -- 4 1 6 16 3 14 136 3 60 39 186
State & Prilate 101 154 37 349 596 4.636 68 339 6.172 130 3,7 T 2,978 6,1T
TOTAL 162 134 41 280 o60 4,642 71 353 6,509 166 3,317 3,86M 6,307
C0BGIA 19g9 JFederal 3 6 7 21 8 16 13 7% 11 40 31 7
State & Private 19 345 44 2 996 1,561 106 1,11 4,909 775 I,17 1,9W 4,960
TO 22 351 Sl 405 983 1,w77 108 1.534 5.019 796 2.257 1,996 5.019
TDUTSIANA 1949 fodee1 4 1 8 1s iB 1 7 48 6 51 11 48
State & Private 4 27 44 68 515 1,609 56 MD5 8,78 1TS 1,609 4 2,763
TOTL. 8 B8 46 -S 513 1,625 s 152 2,811 175 1,638 995 3,11
ISS8WPPI 1949 Fe'eral 4 5 4 68 15 259 4 42 391 6M 3s 96 E31
State & Private T 69 43 1,103 1.476 4,874 6 595 8,26* M64 4,4 5,5M 8.2w30
TOI U 74 S7 1,171 1,491 5,113 TS 687 8,6 3209 4,689 S,8I1 O,627

E IR CoAR.LA 1949 eadeal 5 1 9 S 6 49 6 99 10 54 35 99
State & Private i8 100 Ms 631 767 B5U 1 O80 2,492 148 1,116 1,53 2,492
TOL a5 101 an 656 9953 567 186 ,8M91 1O8 1,190 1.m8 2,58.
GEA I 1949 aFderl 4 1 8 13 6 -- 4 56 6 18 10 86
8tate & Private 1 2 798 3 553 w0 696 69 S3 3g9 M6
TOAL. 5 1 a 91 OR 532 a 712 99 36 3B 918
SOT CAR NL A 1949 Federal 2 -- 16 1 56 1 35 B 7 49 B8 M
State & PriTate 11 235 166 1,571 1,288 2,27 70 868 5,925 346 3,661 1,916 6,938
OTAL. I 233 166 1.587 1,389 2,2 3 71 368 6,005 358 3,696 1,9% 6,0(5
5I3BB 1949 heeral 4 10 19 as 18 T7 -- 9 164 U 7B I1 14
State & Private 2 96 079 31 53 602 72 66 2,146 110 1.358 67 2,144
0TAL. 6 106 SM 3s5 0 7TV 92 95 2,S10 168 1,433 T09 9,10
IBAS 1949 Fderal 4 1 5 Y 9 9 1 4 68 16 40 1i 06
State & Pri Tste 9 6 38 as8 196 64 97 6346* 462 21 86*e
TOTAL I3 1 43 B55 3 2B 6 111 i 9" 502 3OB 902
iGD 0 TWAL 1949 b ral 116 6L 99 SM U -4 14 241 1.60 a T7 366 1,M60
State a& Pri ate 214 1,495 1,43m 7,3W ,4s 22,356 779 4,664 47,104 2,912 34,58 19,819 49,101
TOU11 530 1,901 1A,2 15 61S ,58 22,796 79 4,605 48,464 2.979 85,300 w.1 49,466
*worSgl Excluait of ntL statistics on 1,132,291 aes protected by private owners not unter State supervielon, for aiclh statlstole aw not awallable.
a. sisippl xealseine oa f im statistics on 1,01,000 series protected by private omamre not under State supervisor, for which statistics to e not evllablo.
TAoes Ezalusive of firn statistics on 106.000 esas protected by private owners at un o r State supervlaon, favor shioh etatlatics ar not available.














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1949 ft eral
State & Pritwme
TOTAL

1969 Rudtral
State & Private
TOTRL

1949 heeral
State & Private
t0TAL

1969 Mederal
State & Pri wate
TOTAL

1949 btearld
State & Prilate


1949 Feeami
State & Private
TOTAL

1949 J'deral
State & Prmiaulm


1919 Federal
State & Private.
TOTAL

1969 aiereal
State & PTri Tate
T0TAL


7
27
54

13
18
51
1
4
5

3
Date



2
2

6
SO
45


2
229



151



11

1

635
636

ft
546
570

4
1,209
1,1as


1
9573
74

2
172
179


47
47

2
Ineoaplete
2


89
89

3
86
89


--1
251

8
305
315


5 -
13 1
18 1


17 --

IT

1 ..
1 --

1 -
74 153

16 1
84 10
100 U

158 --
1,433 20
1,W31 20





3 --
86 6
89 6

6 B
136 5
142 7


6
419

148
154
55



25

69
195













10
36
148
164

69



1

1

10
385
365

10
220
230


30
561
591

2
395
3B5


49
48

45
1,755
1,800

86
1,225
1,311

313
3,060


9

9

27
972
999

6fi
1,198
1,W55


22
22

1
44
45





21
3D5
526

42
272
324

62
271
333





5



29
453
482


17

Sb

1
215
216


16
16

80
1,076
1,096

16
404
420

190
1,656
1,826

1

1

21
547
568

33
640
673


13 30
321 561
336 91


134 393
134 35


25 649
25 49

4 46
321 1,755
376 1i,00

28 86
549 1,225
77 1,511

61 313
1,153 5,060
1,214 3,573

8 9

8 9

1 R7
279 972
280 999

5 67
105 1,196
110 1,265


GO TirAT. 199 Reral 30 9 19 2l 40 169 3 108 579 160 29 120 579
State & Private 90 52 215 2,0m 3,337 1,845 55 1,091 9,2.5 1,521 4.752 2,9t0 9,83
tOTAL j 1 538 254 2,2M5 3,377 2,012 58 1,199 9,792 1.681 5,051 3,060 9,792















AEAS BURNED AND DAMAGES BT FWESPFI HES IN THE UNITED STATES, BT TPE CLASSES CALMDARB EAR 1949

PROTECTED AREAS 0HIT BT STATES AND GROUPS Or STATES


PROTECTED AREA BURNED DAMAGE 03 PROTECTED AREA


GROUP P ERI 0 D TOTAL FOREST AREA Mnrest Non-Rirest Average Area Tiber on-Timber Averag
AND aed IEDI r IREST AREA FTOfECTED Land Lad TOTAL per Fire Resources Resources TOTAL per Amct
BTAS 0 ERS HIP PROTECTION

Acrea Anrea percent Aore Acres Area Acres Dollare Dollare Dollars Dollare

WmID STA 1949 AdsraI 814.553,505 214.505.105 100.0 159,758 15",088 316,816 33.0 1,110,197 1,764.076 2,874,273 9.07
(f-llusive of State & Priate 453,993,917 357,188,462 81.4 1,869,979 450,506 2.520,485 29.5 6,027,21 1,976,349 8,003,563 3.45
Alawa) ToL 653.547.422 571,673,567 87.5 2E,029,73 607,564 2,637.501 29.9 7,137,.411 5,740,425 10,877.836 4.12

ALML& 194B Ibderal 165,827,545 30,367,545 18.3 1,861 16,088 17,949 390.2 Data Ianomplete
Private Data Incimplate
SDL 165,827,5458 0,367,545 18.3 1,861 16,088 17,949 390.2 Data Ineoomplete

OQCn MOUNrTAI GROUP

ARIZONA 1949 Federal 19,444,449 19,444,449 100.0 2,621 359 2,980 2.1 9,402 2,060 9.482 3.18
State & Private Data Incomplate
TOTAL. 19,444,449 19,444,449 100.0 2,621 3559 2,900 2.1 7,402 2,080 9,482 3.1

COLORADO 1949 Federal 19,614,050 17,614,050 100.0 76 24 100 .6 96 12 107 1.07
ate & Private 7,475,348 6,300,816 84.3 680 5,897 6,577 40.3 6,800 44,28 51,0 7.796
gTOAL 25,069,398 23,914,866 95.3 756 5,921 6,677 00.7 6,895 44.360 51,1.35 .6

S1919 A aer l 22,184,160 22,145,160 99.8 30,407 25,450 55,856 46.6 397,429 774,895 1,192,354 2M.99
State & PriTate T,122,000 7,122,000 100.0 1,825 46,965 48,790 71.6 0,854 116,385 157,857 3.22
TAL. 2B9,306,160 29,267,160 99.9 32,232 92,415 104,647 55.7 438,23 691,g7B 1,3259,61 1i71

LMOWSAA 1949 Federal 18,941,180 19,941,180 100.0 9,532 5,959 13,491 19.5 71,175 68,761 159,956 10.37
State & Privast 6,162,000 6,162,000 100.0 7,113 14 ,56 .,669 47.8 31,803 52,325 84,128 3.69
TOTAL 25,103.180 25,103,180 100.0 16,645 16,495 35,140 50.7 102,978 121,086 224,064 6.3

IW AR 1949 deal 227,168 227,848 100.0 7 299 306 30.6 2 161 186 .61
State Prin te Data Inomplete
TOAL 227,MB 227,248 100.0 7 299 306 30.6 25 161 186 .61

WEADA 1949 MOderal 11,683,525 11,683,525 100.0 B50 861 1,666 42.9 851 1,968 2,819 1.69
State & Private 2,801,131 1,530,405 54.6 5 2,053 2.058 47.9 21 22,219 22,240 10.81
1TO1L 14,484,656 13,213,930 91.2 810 2,914 3,724 45.4 872 24, 18 25,059 6.73

INEW UIO 1919 Federal 14,322,142 14,322,142 100.0 1,635 3 1,63 3.2 771 1,042 1,613 1.11
State & Private 3,977,000 1,104,547 27.8 135 3 13B 2.1 178 -- 178 1.29
TOT. 128.299,142 15,426,689 84.3 1,770 6 1,776 3.0 949 1,042 1,991 1.12

SUT DAKOTA 199 Fderal 1,416,363 1.416,363 100.0 6,06 11,385 17,468 113.4 114,321 42,241 16,562 6.96
late & Privat 500,000 500,000 100.0 2,276 2,132 4,408 37.0 20.444 3,461 23,905 5.42
TOTAL 1,916,363 1,916,363 100.0 6,359 13,517 21,876 60.1 134,765 45,702 160,467 8.

OTAH 1969 Anderal 19,034,958 17,054,958 100.0 300 706 1,006 11.7 295 11,168 11,463 11.30
State & Private 5,966,119 5,966,119 100.0 28 3,889 5,902 45.4 45 17,5 5 17,780 4.56
TOTAL 52,001,07T 23,001,099 100.0 333 4,595 4,906 .5 540 3,703 29,Ma 5.96

WIm 1969 federal 11,222,80 11,222,860 100.0 2,238 1,768 4,006 0.2 7?,005 t,714 1,l717 9.98
State & Pri vat 1,808,000 41,000 L,3 Data Iamnelet
TOTAL 3!,050,830 11,263,850 86.4 2,83 1,766 4,006 30.2 7,005 M4,71 31,719 7.92
GRO TOTAL 1949 h a l 1384,0 900 134,051,905 100.0 55,701 44,814 9.521 22.0 599,367 927,042 1,526,409 15.49
State & Privete 35,811, 98 2s,96,B7 80.2 12,047 75,475 T7,52 M56.3 100,345 256,151 356,496 4.07
___TAL 169.902.5s 168,778,912 95.8 65,871 120,39 186,060 50.5 699,912 1,185,193 1,682,908 10.12









PAC IFIC ---DUr

C F7IA 1949 Feeral 3.25,13 2,9115,23 100.0 5m,. 6.,486 o,m7 66.0 1.m 93852,91 964.m 9.98
Stat 1 PrIvate1969. 19,6m.390 100.0 10.1 106,900 3Tu0I 4.9 00,5 659,12o T3,363a, .
TUAL 42,68,.500 42.683.m8 100.0 32,401 196,404 815.806 81.1 z1,3W8 1,591.140 1.02,698 7.82
HEAIt 1949 sideral -- -- --
state & Private 503.m7 2.503.MT 100.0 198 1,301 1.6m 309.9 18 1,501 167 1.00
WET 2,500.5.7 2.503.589 100.0 17 1,501 1,679 809.9 198 1.501 1,699 1.00
RI 114 ftedra 10,649,412 12.649.422 100.0 15,003 5.94 E2.04T 13.6 13.79 36.583 162.73 7 .31
Stat & Private 12.446,036 12.46,"06 100.0 3,Z 5369 41,34 83.1 25.02T 197.20 463,3. 10.36
1T0 1,095,458 31,095.40 100.0 47.518 16,u3 65,61 38.4 378.396 4.300 598696 1.531

IAMTI-1 19M4 Fedral 12,829,024 12,829,024 100.0 19,919 910 20,62 71. 28,38 5,967 34,116 1.66
tate & Private 12,873,551 12,683,551 100.0 12,84&3 8,06e D,9 9.6 61901 19 ,3 190.t60 9.11
S2_____8502.575 25,902.575 100.0 53,760 6,936 41,756 16.2 90.23D 136.8A5 28,06 5.39

OUP PToIm 196 Modanal 54,463,559 54.463.559 100.0 664,9 79,360 141,60 46.8 386.02 775,16T 1.161,193 B.80
State & Prlnt. 47,521,569 47,521,569 100.0 55,53. 1 866 11,22 38.4 394,511 966,600 1.860,91 a
toml 101.985.128 101.9B5.1B 100.0 119,639 805.8M S22.81 36.38 o:0.3 1.741.767 2,533,106 9.61


EASM qsjr

CO-0C? CDT


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1MW HAMYSA


ymw


1940 Jderal
state & Private
TOML

1969 fhesrl
State & Private
TOML

1M94 Feiar

1949 Va 1erS
Stete & Private
TOTAL

1949 Feral
State & PriTnae


1949 fiftal
state & Priv at
10RL
19649 Federal
State & Printe
TTU.L






Stat a, PIte
1940 IOdOl





State & Private
TOTAL
1949 Federal
State & Pri te





1949 Faderal
State & Private


TOTAL

1949 federal
State & Printe


TOTAL


1,907,000
1,907,000

1,385
440,000
441,385

565,276
4,439,359
5,004,635

90,592
16,6835,000
16,773,595

5,634
2,685,000
2,688,634
1,651
3,B6,000
3,27,651

670,009
4,143,394
4,813,403
814
2,294,000
2,294,844

9,5539
13,423,000
13,432,359
473,727
1,644,000
15,117,727

452,000
452,000

210.315
3,657,862
3,868,177


100.0
100.0

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PROTECTED AREA BURNED DAMAGE ON PROTECTED ASSA

CODW P BR 01) TOTAL FOREST ARMA
AND em aDIM PF EtT A PMOTKC'IT) Pbreet Hon-Format Average Area Timber Mon-Tlu.er Averag.
STAS 0 W11 B HIP PROTEC'TION Laudl and TOTAL per Fire ResM ce Demsources TOTAL per Acnr

Acres AOresa percent Aae A Acres Aorea Acrea Doll ar Dollars Dollars Dollars
EASTEr 0O007P (Continued)

T I N 0* 1949 Federa1 1,664.522 1,664,5EE 100.0 459 5 464 16.0 326 G6G 1,010 2.28
State & Private 1S,056,000 13.S6.000 100.0 10,25 1,848 12,133 9.6 43,029 292 68.41 5,64
TOM. 14.700,588 24,700,522 100.0 10,744 1,853 12,599 .97 43,554 26,079 69,41 5.51
mIB TIFRNIA 1949 Federal 909,330 909,330 100.0 136 10 146 7.7 185 188 36M 2.58
tate & PrM ate 9,060,000 9,0m0,000 100.0 34,053 2,272 36,325 21.5 190,094 T,995 178,089 4.90
gTom 9,959,330 9,59,350 100.0 34,189 2.3 2 36,471 21.3 170,279 8.178 178.459 4.89
OMW TOTAT 1969 ht ral 4,600,644 4,600,644 100.0 1.529 39 1,566 10.9 1,450 1,5368 ,818 1.80
State & Private 96,959,256 90.140,615 95.0 145,568 21,306 156,674 11.6 5,3.069 288,148 961,E12 4.9I
MAL T 101.559,900 94741,259 95.5 146,895 21,345 168,20 11.6 574,519 189,1 T64,050 4.56


A 1AMR 1969 Feeral 90E,374 702,3574 100.0 5,095 40 3,135 27.0 6,861 1,516 8,199 8.61
State & Private 28,044,958 16,855,755 95.5 419,053 13,587 4352,600 51.7 714,927 56,739 771,668 1.
TOTM. 18,747,312 17,558,129 95.6 428,136 13,599 455,75T 51.4 721,788 68,065 779,85 1.79
MBAS 199 ederal30689 2,550,559 8,550,659 100.0 5,187 953 4,140 28.2 35,25 686 3,870 .95
State & Privte 18,368,195 12,405,058 67.6 94,401 94,401 20.7 77,6521 T77,51 2.94
TO. E0,89,8.852 14,935,717 91.5 99.588 955 98,541 21.0 280,906 M688 1,591 L .6
FSIIM 1949 federal 1,333,7897 1,33,787 100.0 2,114 2,686 4,800 355.6 1,667 1S3,34 15,01 5.12
State & Private 21,553,117 9,487,880 44.0 206,147 6,354 212,501 54.4 229,919 470 50,3S. 1,08
TOm. 22,886,904 10,821,667 47.3 208,261 9,040 E17,501 54.5 1,M86 138,815 15.401 1.13

10CBMIA 1949 Federal 1,043,037 1,058,957 99.6 6,974 2,509 9,483 128.1 8,436 1,2M 9,6M 1.0
State & Private 21,705,024 14,088,194 64.9 112,718 6,M1 119,33* S4.1 321,656 5,837 31.9U11 2.7
TOTL. 22,748,061 15,12,2131 66.56 19.69e 9,024 128,716 2.6 530,078 4,4792 354,50 2.60
Z80B2RM 1969 Federal 589,131 88,151 100.0 990 10 1,000 20.8 3,341 10 3,3551 .655
State & Private 14,055,000 8,960,397 63.8 67,651 67,651 24.5 191,309 -- 191,209 2.88
TOTAL 14,642.151 9,647,548 65.2 68,641 10 68,651 24.4 194,550 10 194.560 2.83

IMiB2T 1949 Federal 1,155,789 1,153,789 100.0 3,798 1,214 5,012 12.8 11,227 5,587 14,814 2.96
State & Private 16,449,000 11,163,000 67.9 267,363 45,502 512,665 39.0 1,536,815 45,302 1,382,11* 4.42
TOTAL 17,602,789 12,316,789 70.0 271,161 46,516 319,677 36.8 1,548,042 48,889 1,396.951 4.40
MRT l CAROLIA 1969 Fbderal 1,414,824 1,414,826 100.0 1,72 354 2,085 21.0 3,114 769 5,886 1.86
State & Private 16,977,459 14,726,603 86.7 95,767 24,249 110,016 44.1 375,705 7,306 381,011 3.46
O7TAL 18,392,281 16,141,427 87.8 97,496 .14,603 112,099 43.3 376,817 8,077 384,894 3.43

OIEDMS 1949 Ftderal 397,009 397,009 100.0 273 467 740 20.6 361 573 786 .9
State & Private 9,799,177 3,179,20 32.4 35,301 368 533,669 49.8 97,062 3,380 100,915 3.00
TOTAL 10,196,186 65976.12 55.1 53,074 835 51,409 48.5 97,418 4,am 101,686 2.95
80UB CARLu M 1949 Federal 623,803 639,8 100.0 1,25 1,285 15.8 o0 O 1,200 .26
State & Privte 10,776,000 10,776,000 100.0 104,650 104,650 17.9 86.901 24,901 PT.9
TOTAL 11,405,80 11,405,805 100.0 105,903 -- 108,905 19.6 35., 1 M80 26,101 .T70

1BM3Ba 1949 fAeral 950,260 944,960 99.4 8,114 854 2,598 14.5 6,066 E,875 8,93 5.7T
State & Private U1,993, 18 56,14,M1 463.9 =.8 -- 8,s1. 17.9 66,598 1,668 68,4B. 1.7
TOTAL 12,945.972 6,289,191 47.8 40,488 a64 40,699 19.6 T7,688 4,541 .77,1 1.90

SUAB 1949 federal 720,8579 7,80 100.0 213 22 44a 6.5 218 T68 996 L.8B
state & Priate ,00,876 7,638,790 4.8 16,644 1,91 108.59 22.3 30,141 6,0 56,41* 1.9
SIBT 14,771,733 8,3M,649 E6. 16,889 2,180 19,057 21.1 30,369 7,098 3y,47 L.

010P TOT. 1949 FJderal 11,463,0w 21,464,180 99.9 S,ss 8.76 856 4,44 20.3 44,884 25,71 70,606 L.
state & Private 1753,752,49 114,494,111 65.9 1,46,006 3,2M5 1,544,M801 818 5,9n,46 186,986 4,049,348 L62
WTOI. 188,816,0&4 185.948,61 GB.0 1.41,744 99,63 1,5 .7 8M 3,969,2s 1 60 4119.15, 5 L.61
mgsl elualve of fire statistics on 1,130,191 acs protected by private mners not under State mpervilon, for which statistic ue act available.
Mia .sl i helualve or fire statistics on 1.051,000 acues preoted by private uners not under State asupriels, fr whith statistic are not aevalable.
emau Aelifve of fin statistica m 108,000 anres prteoted by private awmrs not und r State supervilon for Thick statistics a not eavalablo.














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240,751
4,085,000
4,55,751

106,362
5,862,000
3,968,362

12,318
2,256,000
2,268,a8

I,615,726
17,808,000
20,423,726

,5,846,09
19,665,000
25,249,098

1.35B,722
15.664,000
17,022, 722

48,7986
Date Incomplet
48,786

95,496
5,494,000
5.59,494

1,872,590
16,125,000
17,987,590


240,751
4,085,000
4,325,751

106,362
3,862,000
3,968,362

12,318
2,25,000
2,26 8,18

2,615,926
17,808,000
a,4237,211

3,54,098
19,665,000
5,249,098

1,358,722
7,000,880
8.359,002

48,786

48,786

95,494
5,494,000
5,589,494

1,872,590
16,116,000
17,9897,590


100.0
100.0
100.0

100.0
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10,M4
10,807
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1,369
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13,160
13,370

8,761
81,913
90,674

4,659
75,4179
80,096

5

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9,681
9,785

187
6,393
6,580


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6,825
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80
80

127
6.679
8,799

15,949
98.59
114.53

173
11.15
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9.601

9,601

10
8,242
8,852

17
3,490
53507


794
17,069
19,865

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5,552
5,544


1,449
1,449

337
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22,169

24,710
180,502
205,212

4,832
86,595
91,407

9,606

9,606

114
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19,037

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9,883
10,0897


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439
55,049
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1,,922



3,587

774
48,106
48,828

70.431
661,778
732,209


220,011






132
25,732
25,864

418
24M.878
25,296


369 808
18,182 53,251
18.51 54,039


8,601 24,723
8,801 54,725


430 4.017
430 4,017

28 809
886.04 134,142
86,062 134,944

29,402 97,838
247,242 909,020
E74,644 1,006,88

5,512 11,58
30,908 250,919
364.6 262,757

1,1.4 1,514

1,314 1,314

89 201
25,949 11,679
6,06 51,900

14 432
22.9B7 47,865
23,001 48,297


G 0= 194 9 Iederal 9,954,847 9,934,847 100.0 14.490 2,119 40,609 70.1 78,5E0 84,T7228 U3,4B R.9
at & Prise 94,949,000 76,28520 89.8 201,200 139,565 540,766 37.0 1.55,065 440,B5 1,496,596 4.55
TAL 1 94.893,47 86,22D,127 90.9 s,5890 165,686 381,.74 38.9 1,11,585 476,859 1,588,84 4.19






SUMMARY OF 1949 WEATHER AND FIRE SITUATIONS


Region 1 Comprising Montana and northern Idaho.

The 1949 fire season was worse than average comparable to 1945 and 1934.
September 1, 1948 to April 30, 1949 records indicate a moisture deficiency
20 to 43 percent, leaving the entire region moisture deficient at the be-
ginning of the fire season. Well spaced rains in July, although below nor-
mal, helped. August was an extremely bad fire month with above normal
temperatures, below normal precipitation and high fire occurrence. The
mean relative humidity was below average.

Region 2 Comprising Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Early summer season was normal, with light fire occurrence. Situation be-
came progressively more serious as summer advanced, particularly in Wyoming
and South Dakota. Late July and all of August and September was a period
of relatively serious fire occurrence, with several Class D and E fires.
The Black Hills in South Dakota had a higher fire occurrence than during
any previous recorded season.

Region 3 Comprising Arizona and New Mexico.

Both the Arizona and New Mexico seasons were longer than normal. Very un-
usual rains during May and June, reduced danger during the usual high danger
period. Fall season dry. Some fires occurring as late as December. A
marked reduction in man-caused fires in 1949 under the 5-year average.
Smokejumpers held down losses on the Gila National Forest. All fall months
had less than normal precipitation including December.

Region 4 Comprising Utah. Nevada, southern Idaho and western Wyoming.

Despite heavier than ordinary winter precipitation, burning conditions in
Idaho developed early and became increasingly severe, resulting in explo-
sive fuel conditions in August and a longer than average fire season.
These critical conditions made special closures necessary for southwest-
ern Idaho and the Governor's special proclamation.

Utah and Nevada experienced a long, dry season, but conditions never got
too severe except on the Toiyabe Forest in western Nevada.

Region 5 Comprising California.

The number of critical fire days exceeded the number in 1947 and 1948. The
fire incidence on timber and watershed lands was unusually high, falling
only a few fires short of the all-time high. The acreage burned was re-
markably low, a 45 percent decrease over the previous four year's average.


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Region 6 Comprising Oregon and Washington.


This region experienced one of the longest and driest fire seasons on
record, beginning April 15 and extending to November 15. Precipita-
tion during the season approximated one-half of normal, with severe
drought in southern Oregon. Intermittent periods of dry east wind ag-
gravated fire conditions. Thunderstorms about normal. Prolonged fire
season contributing factor to large increase in number of man-caused
fires. Fire occurrence and acreage burned above 5-year average.

Region 7 Comprising Connecticut. Delaware. Kentucky. Maine. Maryland,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire. New Jersey. New York. Pennsyl-
vania. Rhode Island, Vermont. Virginia and West Virginia.

Northern New England dry after April. Spring rainfall above normal
southern New England and central States: normal elsewhere. Summer
excessively dry and hot except in some southern States. After August
dry everywhere. Southern States acutely dry in fall and early winter.
Spring rains helped hold year's number fires near normal and area burn-
ed below normal. Maine prohibited smoking and camping in May and July:
New Hampshire in June.

Region 8 Comprising Alabama, Arkansas. Florida, Georgia. Louisiana,
Mississippi, North Carolina., Oklahoma, South Carolina.
Tennessee and Texas.

In most southern States the fire weather was more severe than normally.
Late winter and the spring, usually the most critical fire period, were
favored with somewhat excess rainfall. Real trouble occurred in the
summer and late fall. The Gulf States from Texas to Florida and up
through the Carolinas suffered deficiencies in rain from mid-summer to
December. Arkansas, northern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and north-
ern Georgia experienced a mid-fall drought. Emergency conditions develop-
ed in Arkansas and Mississippi in October and November.

Region 9 Comprising Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

In general, States and national forests started out the spring with
moisture deficiency and numerous fires, which pointed toward a build-
up for serious season but fortunately spring rains alleviated situation.
Drought conditions again became critical in both Lake ana Central
States areas in fall. Minnesota and Chippewa "hottest spots" although
Ohio, Illinois and Missouri experienced more than average number of
fires and area burned. Fire danger high in latter area October and
November.


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STATUS OF STATE AND PRIVATE FOREST LAND PROTECTION C.Y. 1949


UNPROTECTED


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The acreages of State and private lands needing organized protection
from fire as shown in the 1949 compilation of "Forest Fire Statis-
tics" are those which have been used during the past five years. In
1950 a new study was completed and these acreage figures revised as
a result of more complete and accurate field data. Following is a
list of these new State and private forest and critical non-forested
watershed areas which qualify for Clarke-MoNary cooperation. These
new acreage figures will be used in the compilation of "Forest Fire
Statistics" for 1950.

Group and State Adreage (M Acres)



ocky Mountain Group Colorado 7,475
Idaho 6,963
Montana 6,000
Nevada 2,150
New Mexico 4,060
South Dakota 896
Utah 5,721
Wyoming 1,557
Group Total 34,822
Pacific Group California 19,500
Hawaii 1,735
Oregon 11,995
Washington 12.329
Group Total 45.559
Eastern Group Connecticut 1,907
Delaware 440
Kentucky 11,253
Maine 16,692
Maryland 2,686
Massachusetts 3,293
New Hampshire 4,176
New Jersey 2,294
New York 13,423
Pennsylvania 14,659
Rhode Island 452
Vermont 3,504
Virginia 12,971
West Virginia 9,038
Group Total 96,788
Southern Group Alabama 18,112
Arkansas 16,962
Florida 19,940
Georgia 19,968
Louisiana 14,141
Mitsiasippi 15,314
North Carolina 16,920
Oklahoma 9,779
South Carolina 11,300
Tennessee 11,967
Texas 14,707
Group Total 169,110
North Central Group Illinois 3,755
Indiana 4,255
Iowa 1,968
Michigan 17,124
Minnesota 17,996
Missouri 13,835
North Dakota 919
Ohio 4,973
Wisconsin 15,590
Group Total 80,415
GRAND TOTAL 426,694


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