Nova Scotia Wildfire Statistics

           
As of : February 2011        
           
Number of Fires and Area Burned    
           
Year 2009   2010    
Number of Fires 198   313    
Area Burned (Ha) 891.19   550.88    
Average Size (Ha) 4.5   1.76    
           
Fires by Month in 2010   General Cause of 2010 Fires
           
Month # of Fires   General Cause Number Percentage
March 64   Forest Industries 4 1.3%
April 122   Arson 114 36.4%
May 71   Lightning 6 1.9%
June 19   Misc. Known 15 4.8%
July 10   Other Industry 10 3.2%
August 18   Railroad 2 0.6%
September 8   Recreation 15 4.8%
October 1   Residential 119 38%
November 0 Unknown 28 8.9%
Total 313   Total 313 100%
           
Fires by County in 2010   Fires by Origin in 2010
           
County Total Number   Total Area Fire Origin Area
Annapolis 4   1.05 DND 0
Antigonish 10   6.66 Licensed Crown 6.580
Cape Breton 70   95.65 First Nations 8.3
Colchester 10   137.97 Private Land 403
Cumberland 12   7.24 Provincial Park 2.61
Digby 18   5.53 Unlicensed Crown 129.55
Guysborough 7   135.24 National Park 1.01
Halifax 35   69.89 Total 550.88
Hants 23   21.81    
Inverness 5   3.83    
Kings 29   4.78    
Lunenburg 23   2.53    
Pictou 18   33.97    
Queens 9   4.91    
Richmond 7   3.44    
Shelburne 8   2.90    
Victoria 4   0.57    
Yarmouth 21   12.92    
Total 313   550.88