Forest fire statistics

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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

Subjects

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

Notes

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.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 022806766
oclc - 05360945
lccn - sn 99034161
Classification:
lcc - SD421 .W545
System ID:
AA00013023:00006

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


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REGION 8 Al LANTA




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IF UAGRIUL TUilR
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SJUN 18 1951
I.F.A.S. Univ. of Florida 4 TL CEO
This is a compilation of .- f4o at.nt4 i ?g the Calendar G
Year 1950 as reported to the United States Forest Service by its 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. The
tabulation is prepared in the following sections:


SUMMARY OF FOREST FIRE STATISTICS IOR 1950
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).


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 from reports
submitted by State and Federal protection agencies but no claim is made
as to their completeness or accuracy.

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, Nebraska, Kansas, 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 tangible
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, un-
certain streamflow, destruction of game, interruption of tourist use
and travel, and the like.


Prepared by
Division of Cooperative Forest Protection Forest Service
U. 8. Departmet of Agriculture Washington, D.C.


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3SOSART O FOREST FERE STATISTICS FOR 1S TITED STATES -- CALENDAR Y7A1 1950

FOR PIOTECTED AND UIWUMECTEIED AREAS, BT STATES AND OR00PB OF STAIS

(Group total are indieo td followlra the Indivldual State of the group)


FORB 8T ABIA NUMB3 01 F IRIE A R A BUR 1ID BHOED) PTIO DAMAGES
1 OF ARMA
OaOP PEB Z 0 D Ieeodig On Cm On On O C
A ad ProS- Pro- upro- Protected Inproteoted Protoeted Uproteatoe Pro9 Upo- Proteted unprotected
IRTE 0 IF 1 LS S I P bottom tooted tected TMAL An.n Arms 7TAL Ann Area tooted tooted TOTAL Arm Arn.


N Acses ASaEn AcTne Itomber utter % Rfl or Anez A a Acne n o j Dollar Dollarm Dollr.
B1950 r nB b ro l 3a2,656 212,622 34 8,40O 8,418 100 2 91,107 5909,81 o100 126 .18 7,14,592 7,142,59 100 B00
(hsolurei of Stote & Private 42.694 560,544 6,1.50 199,982 96,578 &4 103,406 52 15,19,438 3.407,485 85 11,719.980 77 .W 17.78 40,0o48,90 14,023,97 so 6. ,OM,79
Alata)l T1TAL 59.550 573,186 86,164 O068402 104,996 50 103,406 50 15,518,510 35.79M 46 M 11.T,80.076 76 .66 19.71 47,191.5582 ,166,.5: 45 26,0802.g9 55

MiS. 190 ftedenol 13.01 4M,784 118,19 186 186 100 Date Inmomplte 2,060,868 2,060,568 100 Data I Mlesa 5.92 -- 4,464,651 4,464,51 100 Data Incomplte
Private Datea Taompleta
TOTAL 2I85501 tg,7 18.1.17 186 186 100 tData nooplete 2060,368 2,060,368 100 D Ioomplete 5.92 -- 4.464.551 6,46,551 100 DIat IncapletM


ARjIU 19W0 Fedral 19,415 19,41 -- 1.5m0 1.550 100 -- 17,530 17,550 100 -- .09 -- 4D0,235 420,2 100 -
State & Private Data imaplete
rTJ. 19,413 19,415 -- 1.50 1,550 100 -- 17, 170 ,550 100 -- .09 -- 430,37 40,27 100 -

001A2DO 1950 deral 17,056 17,054 -- 34 554 100 -- 4,5 104,o00 100 .03 -- 8441 8,441 100 -
State & Prvate 7,475 7,160 515 90 290 100 Ushmm 84,871 3M,861 100 Ukrmm .55 195,969 195,989 100 Unhomn
TOAL 84.539 2,214 315 644 644 100 29,571 29,.31 100 .13 -- 32,430 24,4s30 100 -

AI1 19o0 edel l 22,170 82,149 El 56 568 100 -- 5,267 8,267 100 .02 -- 15,85 15. 00 -- -
State a Priate 6,95 6,968 -- 471 471 100 -- 20,256 30,23 100 -- .29 -- 54.847 5,864 100 -
IEAI. 3,1 29,112 1, 059 1,05 9 100 -- -- 25,503 28.,0 100 -- .09 50,699 50,699 100 -

IRU 190 1900 O,03ld 19,0,0 301 301 100 -- -- 6 256 100 .00 -- 1,00 1,500 100 -
Stae & Prlvat 6,000 6,000 -- 8C8 84 100 -- 894 894 100 -- .01 -- s,4 5,656 100 --
TI. 3,03 85,053 -- 425 42 100 1,150 1,150 100 -- .00 -- 4,98 4,954 100 -
RAM 1950 federal 227 227 -- 1 17 100 -- 988 988 100 .44 -- 1,62 1,862 100
State & Private Data Ineplate
TAL a27 227 -- I1 1 100 -- -- 98 988 100 .44 1.2 1,6 100 -

TADA 1950 eerall 11.693 11.869 -- 4 54 100 -- -- a,464 22,464 100 -- .19 -32. 3..58 100 --
State & Prlte 2,130 ,150 -- 42 42 100 2,023 2.023 100 .09 -- 00.000 .0 100 -
TIAL 1,843 15,8435 96 96 100 M,487 5,487 100 .-1 -- 27.588 ,4MB 100 -

mW IZOO 190 b al 1,00 14,001 -- 69 679 100 -- 30,629 0,627 100 -- .2 -- 23,819 3,819 100 -
state & Prinat 4,060 1,105 2,955 107 90 86 17 16 79,250 54,849 44 44,401 56 5.15 1.50 597,981 3S,016 49 514,805 5
IAL 18,061 15,106 2,955 786 719 98 17 2 109,877 68,496 60 44,401 40 .45 1.80 81,660 506,855 632 51,80 W

80m GDIU 1980 dral 1.416 1,416 -- 118 18 100 -- 5 B6 100 -- .00 -- 8 aM 100 -
tte & lPrate 896 896 81 85 100 ,3 100 8- -2 .7 -- 6,006 M,008 100 -- -
WAL 2,812 .512 a 0 204 100 -- -- 5359 3,569 100 -. -- .14 -- 8,03 M,05 100 -

UN 1950 loal l,9M 16,91 9 145 5 100 4,78 6,579 100 -- -- .0 -- 7,88 7,65 100 -
State & Private 5,71 5,71 110 110 100 -- ,790 ,790 100 -- .2 3,50 5,680 100 -
121A 21,448 X1,436 9 255 68 100 -- ..- 11,165 11,168 100 -- .0 -- 31,41 51,415 100 -

MINE 19lgo derel 11,539 11,598 91 91 100 306 504 100 .00 -- 8s.27 3s,27s 00 -
State & Private 1,mT 8 1,478 Data Insoglete
TWL 12,985 11,460 1,479 91 91 100 04 100 .00 .- 5,37 8, 8100 -I
OUP WTL. U Se0 aM l 132,16 1232,096 50 BT 3,5797 100 -- 86,167 86,169 100 -- .07 734,414 73,414 100 -
State a rivan t 36,88 30,000 6,74 I, 1 ,,m0 1 99 17 1 189,5B5 92,966 6 46,601 53 .31 .96 901.699 68~,096 65 514,805
05, m 186.966 16,176 4.77T 5.137 8,110 100 19 23.SM 179,1 850 "4,401 0 .11 .93 1,6-.8M5 1.81,506 81 314,606 19
S uelteme 18,391 N acmre State a prtnatel- mend man-fornet critical waterelad eed R .


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4,196
6,846

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13,452

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15,135


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2,8M 2,366 100



8 8 100
S 89 100

f98 798 100
1,158 1,158 100
1,956 1,956 100

1.6 86 100
1,.48 1,m48 100
1.481 1,481 100


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870,160 190,180 200
g88.,g0 488.890 100


189 189 100
189 189 100

6,483 6,485 100
18,717 18,717 100
25,200 MDo 100

5,60 85,603 100
3,896 5,896 100
7,499 7,499 100


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2,316 2,316 100
4,967 4,967 100
7.25 7,85 100


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75 5195



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4,968 1,05
4,1BS 1,089

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652 652
652 653



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1,910 1.,91c
1,910 1,910

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629 629
"51 651

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1,175 1,179
1.199 1,179



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916 916


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293 293

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199 199
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n29I,9 292.952 100
521,478 531.478 100


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1,997



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M44,531
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18,05
18,032


2,978
2,996


9.954
9,9.4


6,147
6,147



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56,775
54,789


4,135
4,155

676
8756


1,997
1.997


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189 189 100

88,312 S 2,3L2 100
864,968 264,968 100
554,I0 894,280 100

4,42 4,468 100
22,441 22,441 100
86.870 86,870 100


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4,.561,468 4,541,48 100 -
10.452.470 10 .0 100inn


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5,402
3,402

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62,26
63,2067
650,957


14.991
164,791


19,658
19,638


59,645
89,615


79,595
79,593


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3,155
29,155

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81,469



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3,402

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53.46
56,057


164,791
164,791


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19,688



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89,645


79,595
79,595


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189,666


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UM OF O RDE FiRS IN THE UNID STATS BY CADUS AuD SIZ- CAZEDAR TAR 1950
P1ETECT D AAS OGT TBY ST.'.TS :J GROrTS OF ST.TS

HUI::BZR O FIRZ8 BT CAUSEI IIER OF FIRI BS 81a
NOW0 P 3 1 0 D
r 0 oW W 8 e HIP D I Dbir au- ilsel- Wder 1/6 10 Or
uLightanig Railroads CaOpers mkra Burning diary Lmbensas lsonU TTAL. 1/4 Aere Aer 10 A m 20sAL
J L B 19MO Fdl 4, 98 644 1,8 199 1.39W 1197 sL 8,418 4,64 3,75B 1,001 83,48
(bIzlualve Btaft Privte l,0w9 3,982 3,806 1,7011 18,5M66 3,8 1,720 11,405 9.,78 11,558 4T,BM 3,499 N96,
AlMubMl WL I6,ll491 350 5,79 168,9 18,949 40.188 1,87 1,A,9 106.996 16,1s 00.1O1 8,500 10.,99
A19UM0 abwal M a 1 5 -- ao 186 2 Be 69 186
Print Data laaoplet
2WAt. Ra 5 u aa 10 186 a n8 69a 126
ROM MUOWAZI WOOW
EARZ 1M easal -1,s08 78 10 16 16 9 90 1,60 1,011 445 91 1,m60
Btate & Private Data Ineoamle
TOTJA 1,806 5 78 150 16 1 9 90 1,850 1,011 44 96 1.81
0RBABDO 1950 Adral 138 s 60 99 7 9 16 36 367 74 a M
Utat & PrfvtA U 53 39 50 w 3 3 103 90 109 106 93 3A0
TAL 16 65 89 19 66 I 11 18 464 536 10 108 644
IDAO 1980 Oeral 498 1 a7 -3 T 8 3 10 EM 464 0B I I
tate & Print 37 2 12 57 61 1 1 48 471 Sa 1 8a 491
OAML 745 8 89 95 69 M 3 I 1,059 748 188 118 1,069
MzMAWA 19D0 Mural 163 13 1 6 1 8 8 au IN g 3 a3n
stae & Priante 133 S 1 19 16 9 9 m in 39 10 536
TO 366 1 2 1 9 14 4 A ISa ao i 40
AA 1950 MAera 1 -1 1 1
State Prite Data Iaott 1 17 1 8
TO~tL 14 --
tl11 1 -- -- 1 19 1 3 6 19
rM 190 haaral 41 -- 3 --
8t t pC t 14 4 6 7 3 -- 6 438 L 10 8 48
Ta 5 4S 9 10 S9 40 V U
HW KRUM low Fol r M1 1 4 69 g 1g .7 40a As
STOinPr 8 1 9 90 4 39 U 90
OT 1 6 66 in 13 16 is M69 401 3 10 769
NO 1 nM0TA 1N90 federal 8 9 1 -1 1
8ate & Print. g7 4 3 6 8 1 10 36 S 3
At. 1 4 13 6 -- 3 S 1 4S A a l0g
8U Fedaeal 1 1 Ad 1 3 4 145 99 35 11 145


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Stats & Prinat Data I-*amp6t
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NOW 1 19 NI l 35 51 5 03 U s a I s9 3,570 ga 3,9f
mks print.s ME as to in K 5 18 ma 1,8Ln TW ED AA I,,1
IOL_ _I I3,w 10 1 1 SO a so7 6,13 1,13 Im I ,1'


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tam~ 1,341 139 If4l an 441 m14 in we a,3 3,aEU 1,06o aom N.
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TIMM "1 40 2l 5 349 es mt M m 1,i Iua 4 ine 1,906
mW-EWM -I Imal I m as 4 4 I 36 1i1 5 4 i I4
ea1t.m a mae Ii I AT is 40 5s us I'M Yo a 01 1,8me
"m no ow in Ia u1e n em e ,m iei 45e ss so i.s
tM a 190 t 1 I= 1 W I IU 1O I 56 50 141 mG 1,90 485 1N6 Im
taw a ate n o M Mme 1,110 ,m M305 l 104u 4,9 sm 1i,63 I9 4,94
202 am= m 414 1,491 WT 361 onl 1,190 Tgm 4,.g6 1.998 950 .SS



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WIL 1 4 8 1 enS 19 4I BTS, 110 435 U N T


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I Neu 1e1 3 1l a 1 U S 4 S 9 50
Ssate a Prits o 99 9 4364 55 9 8 1,04 5 M5 9I4 1,04
OL -- S T9 511 4 8 161 10 69 1,069 9 S07 793 1,09

MI IM O M l -- -- -- 4 -- 1 B 1 --
stat P rivat 7 18 67 340 212 e6 45 170 958 SE3 46 143 E m
T10u 74 is 67 344 212 26 45 171 9g7 331 484 U2 95T
WILLED 19M merl -
at & t rate 1 79 279 16 8 1 1 56 635 152 432 48 532
MuA 1 79 28 277 162 SB 1 56 32 lg 432a 48 63m

S99101& T 190 IiD- --
Stae a Priat -- 66 E 31 74 19 -- 565 1,910 646 1.15 110 1,910
Tm 68 a7 n TM 195 166 1,910 66 1,156 110 1,910

SaM i aumln a -- m m 2
StatePrtrate 57 65 53 285 28 l U 121 en9 86 oB 6gas
W1L 37 66 5S 18T 143 11 I 01 sa "SB 4B 6e1
OW AMT 1950 e ieral 1 -- 1 1 -- -- 1
StaMte A Pato 2 U2 9 662 MS m -- 7T 1,178 l TOT 110 1,198
TLoL 3S U 9 6 a 8T 1.19 m TOT 110o 1,1i9


state & vate 21 4B S 477 S9 n -- 179 I.mI 01 IS iS 1.31
WTE u1 468 E6 477 39 a -- 179 1,291 71 EB 195 1, i1
glMEAl 1O amdO l 2 -- 1 1 1 1 6 1 5 -- 6
sttab f Private 1 145 195 3S 175 54 3 94 910 58 53a 52 910
to= 1 247 195 8m 176 55 5 916 54 550 uS 914

m=a0 hu o rna -- 8- -u0 -I 80
state warts -- a n 151 m6 -a s 225 Il 151 S ES
1BL a 8 31 131 49 a 295 L U 151 D ma

W 190 al -- 1 -- .- -1 1 -- -- 1
satoi & at wa T 34 9 55 41 a 9 54 199 BB la 199"
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LUMBER 0 IFIBR BT CAUS01 3E WM OFr r8 is
as I I 0 D
8S OT ER I B P Debris lan.- MIem- DUCdr 1/4 10 0ver
Lightning Ratlrads Ca ure I anTr Bahrniag dlary LOtberlag lamous R 1/4 JLAe Aeres 10 Ame n OUt
maMriI O=p (antinuea)

TIfI AO 190AOer 4 -- 1 18 1 4 -- 5 E7 8 11
State Private 157 60 785 MS MT 29 30 8,068 S30 1,326 4, 2,083
IV 6 157 61 797 84 21 19 Na 2,110 el 1.37. 456 ,20o

TNM TIT IuA 190 ewnarl 2 -- a 1 1 -a a -- 4 4 a
state a rivate 7 U7 T1 651 m -S 18 214 1,680 0t 761 8a 1,0o
29MT T fl9 T72 65 M7 566 18 16 i1,68 90 '76 B 1.6 i.

GRO] To 1980 Foderml a T 2 8 12 1 60 8 81 45 a1 86
tate & Privnt I1 gi 881 4.564 3,608 1,85M 119 1,968 15.450 ,T746 T7,68 ,0f5 15,480
WT_. 1N 981 8m 4.597 5,609 1,m4 10 2,005 15,u5 .767 7,6T2 5,096 1,5

SODiMEO GROW

UIAZBM 1950 3 rdera 1 -- 8 43 9 63 1 18 isB 13 86 S 16
state & Private 57 S3 891 1,896 1,755 4,709 160 865 10,111 16 4,278 5,689 10,111
TO s8 U E99 1,958 1,gT98 4,T1 161 684 10,66 167 4,362 5,717 10,M8

AREMUB 1960 IRedral 10 6 27 1 51 1 3 118 83 6 M 118
State & Privant 16 85 105 1,081 501 8,388 858 79 4,a5 o0 ,485 1,475 4,80
T90 26 83 109 1,10B 502 2,433 86 501 4,688 628 2,529 1,601 4.8
IIA 1950 Federal 64 I 11 45 8 84 4 17 178 46 81 46 173
State & Privat Eg MS3 106 80 1,197 6,880 115 891 10,077 M 6 4,904 4,888 10,07
A. 505 271 117 425 1,25 6.904 119 908 10,W0 351 4,986 4,954 10,0,

MIuIA 1950 Fodemr 5 5 5 B 7 8 3 Is 80 34 3a 80
State & Priante 101 419 3 750 ,124 2,859 s6 3,18 9,711 1.510 4,68 3,965 9,711
TOAI 106 422 68 91 2,131 O,981 49 5,48 9,791 1,s4 4,277 5,990 9,791

LUIS ANA 190 heeral 3 3 -- 19 3 9 -- 5 70 6 41 a 70
Stat & Prlitate 23 62 38 3m 581 3,862 111 667 5, 31 106 2,642 2,499 5,M1
wTO 1s 65 556 59 583 5.81 111 672 5,501 112 2,667 2,52 5,501

3s5M3BBFP 1950 Jmrl 8 7 11 5 10 450 4 u8 N S38 168 M88
State & Prl te 4 109 88 1.375 1,890 ?,8 111 471 11,8756 53 6,3G 5,010 11,878
AT, 6 116 99 1,437 1,900 8,19 115 30 12,460 36 6,896 5,178 12,460

BOS CROLtWA 190 IMnel 5 2 6 3 5 41 -- 9 93 10 58 8 95
State & PrInate 8 178 568 1,095 1,170 o0 70 16 4,093 199 1,554 2,50 4,095
TOLU M 175 374 1,124 1,173 921 70 5 4,186 209 1,612 2,365 4,286
OIZAB 1950 Fed*ral 4 -- 4 81 4 23 1 11 68 10 56 22 68
State & Privat 3 7 15 117 42 774 2 1 7 95 4 461 467 975
TOAU. 7 17 MB 46 797 3 28 1,043 57 497 48S 1,015

mSW CAORIAU 1950 TaIeral 3 4 1 51 5 1 3 5 234 10 145 79 3s
State & Private 27 213 198 1,648 1,476 3,840 123 431 7,956 41 4,406 5,069 7,9566
TVAL 30 s1 199 1,679 1,479 4,048 186 436 8,190 491 4,501 5,148 8,190

WWI 1950 Roeral -- 11 4 9 10 7T E 18 39 79 33 151
State & rivae -- 18s 450 368 7l 1,38i 62 12L7 5, 145 2,068 1,03 3,n4
TOrAl -- US 466 W3 741 1.41 6 189 5,8w 18 141 1,068 3,35s

ISAB 1980 dnl 4 1 18 D3 S 40 3 80 164 42 100 22 14
state Printe a 0 188 715 40 7952 109 816 a,419 16 9a8 1,851 2,4A
2I1M 11 a1 1756 769 43 7 11 344 3 ,6 8M 1, 2 1,563 S,6.

saP lWst 190 IWMAl 968 84 38 68 1,028 m 166 1,871 E8 1,087 499 1.871
State & prinvte 46 1.80 1,83 9,10 11.9 85,584 1,196 9,496 90,81 4,080 34,486 31,770 70,M8
A oea 1,918 1.9ii 10.891 11,990 36.856 18,14 T;6 78,158 ,83g 55,649 58,369 7T.125


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IDMI C3ElR UM P

ILLINIS 1950 F4eral

TOAL


State & P rate


IOL 190 AMeral
State & Privnt


mWICAU 1950 eral
State & Printe


EBR03 AI 1950 Fedral
State & Privalt


fSOm 1950 tFedeal
State & Irivate


SEOE a.LD. 190 Paderal
State a rivate


CRO0 1950 teralr
State & IriTwate


VTIscDWI 1950 Lateral
State Private
TOT.uAL

GiM OuTAL 1950 Aderal
State a P vate
TOTAL


T -f


-- 1
-- 1
-- 31





-- 6


1 1
- U


II
a 50
30 51

2 -
8 2E5
10 225

-- 1
2 61
2 62


Data Inaomplete


-- lo
1 105
1 110

3 --
13 74
16 74


1

8






I


53
1
55
54

6

a

6
47
53


3

SBT

TB
78


14
14

11
U
5T4
385

15
146
159

45
mi
26

1

1

5
124
129

16
239
253


1




100
100


192
19
19

1
so
30

5
114
119

6
1,182


14



5
4

I




15



5


13

1,494
1,622


3
1EC0
183

6
5 134
5 140


11
166
1w7
I
3



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1
BT


Is



5o

709

MeS
223

5,2B0

1

1

18
712
730

40
696
736


35
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13





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4
4

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186
191

16
241
257

40
307
347





4
119
125

16
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305


130
54





16

17
11
16



675
686

17
294
311

147
1,652
1,799

1

I

12
335
S347

21
379
400


6 4 22 94 21 148 6 48 349 81 216 S2 549
53 558 180 1,228 2,157 1,695 48 65 6,566 1.187 5,536 1,845 6,566
59 556 202 1,322 2.10sB 1,641 52 1S 2915 1,2668 .750 1.897 6,915


31
TOa
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ARAUS MD A IN DA O B5 MST FIBS IH THE O w as SAS., BT TIV uBX8 Amn Wa al90

PIOBZI eD AIAS OLT B S tUS AID GaOUP or wsua


PROTECTED ARIA BURNED DAMAGE 0 PROTECTED ARIA

PEI 0 OD lreat on-3brast Awrage A a Timber WE Tisber Awrage
AU a PERCET OF MS Land TOTA per Pine Rau ream horanei TBOAL par Alae
STAT 0 W OWERI 8 I P trSgT A P P CD erR POeECrT Da ----

Percent Aezae Acrer Aem Acres Dollar De lla Dollar. Dollar
M NusJZ 1950 Ieerael 100.0 169,596 321.587 390,8 46.4 5,59,128 5,8os,194 7,141,3982 n."T
(Rhluaum at State & PriMt. 84.5 2,907,090 500.413 5,407,485 5.5 10,412.45 5.621,348 14.0.91 4.12


.JI 19250 Fearazl 22.7 1,969,084 91,2S 2,060,568 11,077.2 1,225,05m 59,56185 4,464,5m1 .1i




steat & Private Datae ncapleLt
TO11A L8.P 1,969,064 91,#6 00.,EW0 5,;3;In ..-6l,51 I.19




TOTL 100.0 1,3.70 3,960 19,530 11.2 515,.15 105,102 430,857 N..
COLRADO 1950 atderal 100.0 2,877 S.123 4,800 1l.T 18.174 10,27T 341 6.52
state A Prvate *5.8 3.95 2a1,0 I/ M.B7 85.0 357,30 1.1659 / I196,99 T.86
TOL 96.7 6,160 M5,11 89.51 45.6 56,006 10.41 23M,430 M7.6
IAM 1950 IMoral 99.9 1,181 4.086 5,MT 9.0 5,092 12,760 18,52 5.01
State & lPrvat 100.0 1,'8 18.968 / 80,86 65.0 10,119 M.?Ta / 56.47 1.72
TOTAL 99.9 2.449 85,056I .5M .1 13,L1 57.488 50,69 1.99
INTEAR 1950 hteal 100.0 809 49 Ms 1.3 1,06 I1 1,o00 6.0
Steat & Print. 100.0 119 77 894 4.0 EBT 797 5,65 4.0
Atm 100.0 5 6 M 1.150 .T 3.9M8 1.011 4,94 4.81
SRAAU 1950 Ae.ra 100.0 91 897 885.1 918 47 1,682 1.88
State & Private Data Inxumplete
TWAL 100.0 91 897 0 1M.1 915 47 1,568 1.8
VTADA 1950 hAstal 100.0 4,448 18.019 2.4"4 416.0 6,D0 89,088 s5EM 1.t
State & Private 100.0 800 1,680 / ,05 46.2 2,000 18,000 y 3,000 9,89
'tOAL 100.0 4,648 19,868 1M.48 I58.1 Ts0 45,015 B,m 28.1
NI ISm 1950 tdral 100.0 38,485 6,S4 50,629 45.1 106405 119,416 2s,819 7.81
State & Private 89. 27,SM0 7,509 3,8649 587.2 I6,72 M.295 s,o01i 86.1
TOML 18.6 49,765 15.71 65,4676 88.1 s31,1M 148,711 506,88 7.7
IPTH 1DTA 1980 Fo eral 100.0 45 11 as .5 -- 8 35 .a6
State & Private 100.0 7 ,156 ./ 5,8 38.3 799 5,1 / 26,006 7.90
TOTL 100.0 86 8,67 3,389 16.4 97 ,s6 6,0463 7.98
AUN 1950 aes~ l 99.9 1,01 3,314 4,59 W.8 2,349 5,486 7,S 1.T
State & Private 100.0 16 1S,iE / I6,90 61.7 610 1,970 8,O 30 .47
KTS. 100.0 1,2N9 9,96 11.106 43.8 ,959 5,4M5 5S1,425 2.1
WI NO 1M Federal 100.0 240 6a 04 8.M Am8 Li 3,275 10.77
State & r win te 5.5 Data haialet
I.88.6 140 14 Sam .5 3,l8 8T7 5,5 M10.T9
aIOU TAL 1980 lAd al 100.0 45,540 40,827 86,167 2T,9 43,002 31,412 984,42 8.68
State a Priate 86.4 58,91 00,01. 99m 70.8 1,4 876,160 817,094 6.53
lTaL 99.1 78,g5 M100.66 179.1g 58.1 6-.86 859,573 1,85.508 7.5


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A .i i la mar

8.84 6,18
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PAc011C (amp

CULzM W I 1980 m l 100.0 6,03 1UB.40T 818,440 190.4 2,382.581 S.334,865 5,919, 216 AT
stat. & private 100.0 62,6B 2M0.6S / 870.10m 105.T 1,538.,02 2 691183 / 4,05,885 1.01
mTAM 100.0 18,560 565,050 488,590 127.3 5.75,083 6,006,08 9O ,n,m 181 0.00

tZZ 190 1 orai1 -- -- -
Stat & pr1iate4 100.0 10 i i9 / 189 .6 10 179 189 1.0
T0oL 100.0 10 199 1i9 5.6 10 179 218 1.00

MW 1950 Padovl 100.0 6,045 43 6,483 8.1 891,190 38,122 29,512 50.80
sBtte & Prints 100.0 13.592 5.325 18,717 16.2 206,486 58,482 264,968 14.6
20TAL 100.0 19,439 65 .3,00 21.9 499,676 96,600 594,280 5.56
LWHD9T 1950 maral 100.0 865 2,758 5,605 15.5 63,762 669 64,429 17.88
State & Private 100.0 2,530 1,566 5,896 3.1 15,590 8,851 22,441 5.96
021L 100.0 5,195 4,506 7.499 5.1 77,352 9,518 86,870 11.0
IMP vjtL 1950 dnral 100.0 69,963 158,583 228,52 98.7 2,957,553 3,575,665 6,110,987 26.74
8tate & Prtlr te 100.0 78,259 214,693 292,952 59.0 1,602,7BB 2,T38.695 4,341,483 14.82
10TAL 100.0 148,202 373,276 521,478 71.6 4,340,121 6,112.349 10,452,470 20.04


O Im C Ur 1950 ral -- -- -- --
State & Private 100.0 1,445 554 1,999 3.5 4,778 2,550 7,3 58.6
WAL 100.0 1,4435 54 1,997 3.5 4,778 2,850 7,35 5.67
iurB 1980 feral 100.0 -- -- -- --
State & Privte 100.0 342 -- 3 4.1 5,402 -- 3,402 9.9
TOM.L 100.0 54 342 4.1 3,402 -- 3,402 9.95

inDr T 1960 W4atem6 100.0 80 185 995 28.4 1,7553 28 2,691 2.71
State & PrMte 40.9 38,752 43 8m,795 29.5 55,346 -- 55,346 1.85
TO1M 43.7 29,560 28 29.788 27.4 55,099 938 56,057 1.88

MUII 1950 Mmral 100.0 -- -- -- -
Stat & Private 100.0 15,155 4,897 18,052 19.0 157,176 7,615 164,791 9.13
10 tL 100.0 1,.155 4,897 18,052 18.9 157,176 9,615 164,791 9.15
MARiU 1950 'Fdral 100.0 -- -- ----
State & privte 100.0 2,63B 340 2,978 4.7 17,033 2,605 19.638 6.59
TTUL 100.0 2,658 340 2,978 4.7 17,035 2,605 19,6358 .59
N9AAC5UET5S 1950 esdral 100.0 -- -- -- -- -
state & Private 100.0 5,612 4,542 9,954 5.2 72,463 17,182 89,645 9.01
I1V1. 100.0 5,612 4.542 9,954 5.2 72,463 17,182 89.645 9.01
N aW mA sm 1950 R dral 100.0 -- -- -- -
Mate & Private 100.0 5,350 845 6,147 9.8 84,105 O55,4 79.5395 2.95
T051. 100.0 5,504 863 6,147 9.7 34,105 58,688 79,593 12.95
L 950 ftl1 100.0 .-..
s8ate & Printe. 100.0 11,811 715 12,026 10.2 106,441 83,124 189,563 15.76
0TAL. 100.0 11,511 715 12,026 10.2 106,441 85.1B1 159,565 15.76
am TOO 1950 oeral 100.0 -- .5
state & Private 100.0 5,8M2 2.560 ,181 6.6 2,50 6. 55 .56
ITV= 100.0 5,621 2,560 6,181 6.4 22,580 6,575 39.255 3.6
IULuANJ 180 4deral 100.0 311 2.2S -- 10 10 .79
8ita & priMnt 100.0 55,510 1,46 6,77 40.4 760 5,59 2.1
I0* L 100.0 38,321 1,467 36,10 40.2 77.650 3,599 1l,19 3g1
0ff TEAS 103 6*" V -- -- --
state & private 100.0 3.454 681 4,l1 14.1 5,602 G 3 3 .9
70TAM 100.0 3,454 681 4,13 14.1 ,60 681 38.385 5.67
mio 1950 Fderal4 100.0 -..... 1-.
t & print. 100.0 698 I7 875 4.4 5,5325 3,95 10.58
2l6hl 100.0 698 177 875 4.4 5,35 5 ,9M 9,38 10.8


. Ialudes **i-Furest Critical watershd Area'* tatLaili ma follows:


Call fornl a
mtll


Ar.ea ined LAes) nI a (Dolalral
207,259 2,621,266
139 139


IMI










Pt ROTA D AREA 3UER3ID DAMA01 01 PR 0TEO C7Z A R A
GOW P IRR R1H D Fores won-Foret AWva Azq& TJm. Hon-Tixber Average
AND 133050 Land Lnd TOM per Fire RemourcesaBe* ur o aw 7OAL per Acre

1ewet Aces AMes Aores.. A .es Dollars Dollars Dollars Doll.
tUEam GROUP (06atanm) -
19o m95 Feali 100.0 1.101 76 1,177 4,6 1,478 3,956 5,488 4.62.
Sat & rivat* 100.0 17,79 2."86 19,563 9.4 96,.95 a51,48 187,517 6.58
TOM 100.0 8,480 8,860 20,740 0.8 97,85 35,096 2,35269 .41
uMsW 'IM10 iwo F edea 100.0 22 141 393 49.1 3.102 53,157 ,1m9 15.95
stat & private* 100.0 538. ?,S 61,271 36.8 868,095 87,952 894,80 4.85
100.0 55,903 7,989 61,666 36.5 871,195 $1,089 308,256 4.90
GAS 95AL 1950 Mfmmal 100.0 8,178 404 2,576 30.3 6,333 8.059 14,.9B 5.9
Bute & private 95.1 186,900 85,389 121,091 15.7 952,869 905412 1,12o,785, 5.5
omL 95.4 387,074 86,55 5,W667 15.8 381,708 60,495 1,3*9,177 5.57

ALARM igm Federal 100.0 R,088 AS 2,156 16.0 4,627 555 5,128 0.40
stae & Private 100,0 409,919 86,9 4B8,1s 41.4 997,51 48,06? 1,060,8 P-49
low5 100ko 418,007 8,347 420,374 41.0 1,001,898 45,582 1,064,480 0.49
ARMAAS 19850 hderal 100.0 1,816 610 8,986 3t.8 3,880 91M 4,.5f 1.51
State ; Prtivate 7 9.1 8,71 88,951 28.5 300,564 -5,68 .6
TM 746 85,047 610 85,657 18.4 304,224 98 0M 503.48 .8
wIm i 1950 aFderal 100.0 15,850 15,132 80,982 179.1 5,777 I1.,5 4 189, 4...
state & privai W 66.9 59,506 7,871 377,577 37.4 6888,5 40 888.57 &M
5OW 69.0 85,385 23,005 408,389 59.8 8946,300 11.386 1,01857 .49
OWAIRA 191 b6zrma 99.6 5,3"6 796 4,148 51.9 16.117 4M 166 3.99
State & private 4.9 379,9978 19,514 809,795 50.7 891,683 8,907 900,00 3.09
10T5 714h W3,5352 1,606 01,8(0 30.8 907,800 91,m 917,285 .06
I R 1985 eeal 00.0 1,525 809 1,818 86.0 7,9915 0 -,82 4.0
Sta8. & private 85. 1,234 81,485 33.8 706,860 706.0 .R
TOTAL 6e.9 ,243 6 95 885,441 54.5 714,625 50 YUMS 2.5
105BmM9I 1250 .6aria 100.0 8,199 1,030 9,89 16.4 14,347 8,445 "990 SA4
State & private 73.7 179,766 58,877 868,438 19.6 460,072 83,877 00,9.415
TM7 75.5 187,965 56,867 848,852 19.4 468,419 61,320 52,939 2.1
IMTH ARoDLT 1980 76.ral 100.0 1,510 46 1,6 17,. 5,948 468 4 L9?
tat* & private 89.6 421,401 40,199 491,000 113.8 16452.2m 40.1" 142 g 35
0ML 90.4 422,951 40,B&D 464,196 10.9 1,4564198 40.6L1 1,49m 3.5
W5ARM 19W 5&a1Zl 100.0 1,915 Im8 5368a 58.5 7,563 565 ? &22
state & Private 8.0 86931 86,781 89.0 808,910 5,700 0 3.12
705L 59.6 88*,6 1,615 10,84 86.6 *74,453 4,086a Mae s 3.0A
BOOMAROM 1950 Pedera. 100.0 g'2" 288 9'"l 40.* 58,798 1.45 40
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State a Printo
20w

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state & Prints
Toam

1180 4tmmL
State & Privat



1190 IaJ1 L
kts & Private
TOML

19O Plural
State Private
raL

1960 lamnl
tate a Private

20m
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1960 Pemul

Stat & Pri te
TOMU.


100.0




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100.0
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100.0
lO.0


100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

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100.0

100.0
100.6


100.0

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100.0
100.0


100.0
100.0


830
3,830
6,100

N
1,564
1,613

1
2,950


160
3,B6S
5,4465

36


8,131


59,906


Data Iulmaqle


47B

7,511
,68

5,968


471
478

89
2,740
2,829

53
6,86
6,618

46
11,511
81,614
21,561



7

47
6,959
9,006

98
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1,064
1,.47


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6,01
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8.8
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15,1

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3,3
3.8


1 1.0
88 64.5
2 55.6

19 15.8
E5 6.2
74 6.4

66 1.9
73 135.
I8 12.6

76 9.8
91 M.9
17 8i.8

7 7.0

7 7.0

B4 10.2
U n.9
38 21.6

11 4.4
141 S.4
56 3.4
a1 3.4


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16,00
17,196

6,150
a,30



8,650


21,68E
14,692
36,574

106
10,110
10,316

4, 1
170,986
175,E17





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21.410
22,166

691
3.9"
5,966
6.656


15,
3.373
3.496
s,4e

t3
6.983
6,930
1,944


8,515
2,31w


675
27,226
27,699
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18,198
18,218

1,689



188
35



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386.86
27,606


6,397
6.41


19,7 8
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1U,190
16,10



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10,635

68,355
41,918
64,.73

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1,470
48.502
49,77?

7113
10,341
11.05


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2.80
2.76


3.91
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6.91
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3.19
5.19

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5.00

7.99
3.09
3.15

4.02
4.43
4.40


IOW BL 19m edzal L 100.0 8,84 6 7 3,405 9.6 M.414 5.%74 31,68 9.31
Sate & tPrintse 0.3 8,61.m 44,89 13M,271 19.5 6,055 145,914 599,949 l.1T
j IaL 1.4 8m,m 465,M6 129I.64 18.8 3,449 149,188 431.637 3.3


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1 ,






SUMMARY OF 1950 WEATHER AND FIRE SITUATIONS


Region 1 Comprising Montana and Northern Idaho.

September 1, 1949 to April 30, 1950 records indicate greater than normal
precipitation, making the beginning of the fire season favorable. Cool
moist weather continued through May and June. Intermittent periods of
high fire danger occurred in July, August, September and early October
when above normal temperatures prevailed. The 1950 fire season was more
critical than 1948, but easier than average for the other years in the
past five years.

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

This was the third worst fire season since 1908. It began in January, with
a disaster fire on Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado. Moisture deficiency in
all parts of the region, except northern Wyoming, created a bad fire situa-
tion all summer. It was capped by the driest big game hunting season on
record in October and November.

Region 3 Comurising Arizona and New Mexico.

The 1950 season in Region 3 was characterized by its extra-ordinary length
and severity. Accumulative drouth for the winter coupled with abnormally
light spring moisture caused the fire season to start in February and ex-
tend without appreciable break until the year's end.

Region 4 Comprising Utah. Nevada, Southern Idaho and westernn Wyomini.

Timely seasonal rains in southern Idaho, northern Utah, and Wyoming prevent-
ed the fire season from building up to any great intensity except for short
periods. Temperature fell at many locations in one general storm in Idaho
in September which materially shortened the season. Precipitation in southern
Utah and most of Nevada was very deficient, a continuation of a prolonged
drouta existing since 1948. Good storms in July broke the hazard in the
middle of the season, Utah recording the wettest July since 1941. The
season was extended by a warm dry fall. Below normal temperatures through-
out most of the season contributed to a fairly easy fire year.

Region 5 Comprising California.

The 1950 fire season in California was one of the more hazardous of the
past six years for this State as a whole. Although there had been abundant
winter and spring precipitation over most of the State, an unusually warm
period of April, followed by north winds in mid-May, combined to create an
earlier than usual opening of the fire season. Temporary moderation of
temperature and humidity occurred during mid-June, but by the end of June
exceptionally high temperature and low humidity prevailed over the State.
Except for a brief period of cool weather during the forepart of August
relative humidity for the State as a whole averaged below normal from the
end of June until near the last of September.






Region 6 Conmrisina Oregon and Washington.


Potentially the 1950 fire season west of the Cascades was the most criti-
cal of the past five years. The east side was about normal. The region
experienced recurrent periods of extreme fire danger from the middle of May
to the end of September. Precipitation during the season was spotty and
considerably below normal. There were 151 rainless days in Oregon between
April 1 and September 30. Thunder storms somewhat below normal. Fire
occurrence for the region about average, acreage burned considerably below
5-year average. Unusual precipitation in October prevented normal slash
disposal.

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

There was less precipitation in 1950 than in 1949. Winter and spring months
had precipitation deficiency north and south. Northern New England had dry
periods in August and October. 1950 was characterized by high winds and
storms, reaching in the south, a velocity of 70 miles per hour or better.
Winds on March 27 in Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky resulted in heavy
losses in the latter two States. Heavy May winds accounted for a large pro-
portion of spring burn in Pennsylvania and southern New England, but such
conditions were, fortunately, short lived.

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

Fire weather conditions ":.ere somewhat more severe throughout Region 8 in
calendar year 1950 than in 1949, or than the average of the past five years.
Serious conditions existed in Florida over most of the year, with the ex-
ception of a brief period during the hurricanes in the South. The Carolinas
and Georgia suffered severe weather conditions in April and May. Texas
forests reached near disastrous conditions in late November and December.

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

In the Lake States spring was late and wet with few fires; normal fall rains
with few fires, with result Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin had record low
fire losses. Central States wet spring with normal to subnormal fire losses,
except for Ohio where extremely dry spring and high winds caused record
number of March fires. Fall rains normal with losses light. Iowa had dry
spring with normal fires and exceptionally dry fall with above average fires.





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