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About the Federal Fire Occurrence Website

Thank you for your interest in the Federal Fire Occurrence Website. For the past 12 years, users of the Federal Fire Occurrence Website have had the opportunity to query, research, and download federal wildland fire occurrence data. The data available through this website contains over 844,883 fire records collected by federal land management agencies for wildfires from 1980 through 2016 in the United States and Puerto Rico.

New this year, you can download the entire 844,883 dataset, which includes false alarms, prescribed fires, and assist fires or you can download just wildfires.  The dataset that only includes wildfires contains 595,158 records.  Every effort has been taken to eliminate duplicate fires and have a single record for each fire.  However, due to slight differences in attributing, there is still a high chance of still having some duplicate records.


Users of this site can examine and download federal fire occurrence data in several ways.

  • Download all fire occurrence reports by agency in shapefile format or compressed file geodatabase format for the time period 1980 to 2016.
  • Examine and query fire occurrence reports through a map viewer, and download the data that meets user requirements in shapefile format.  The data can be queried and downloaded based upon the following attributes:
      • Start date
      • Size class
      • GACC
      • State
      • Fire type
      • Protection type
      • Cause
      • Statistical cause
      • Specific cause
      • Agency

    Go to the Data page to begin your search!


    The fire occurrence data layer compiled for this application is a collection of fire records from the following five federal agencies within the United States Department of Interior (DOI) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA):

    Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
    Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
    National Park Service (NPS)
    U.S. Forest Service (USFS)

    Click on the agency name or logo to access information related to each agency.


    The Federal Fire Occurrence Website is an official Department of the Interior Website provided by the United States Geological Survey. This is a U.S. Government Computer System. Before continuing, please read this Disclaimer and Privacy Statement.


    Page last modified: June 23, 2017

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