Nova Scotia Wildfire Statistics

 

Specific Causes of Fires in 2012

 

 

Cause of Fires by Responsible
Groups in 2012

 
  Specific Cause Number of
Fires
Total Area
Burned (Hectares)
  Responsible Group Number of
Fires
Total Area Burned (Hectares)  
  Campfire 13 2.521   Arsonist 85 125.3173  
  Debris Fire 38 102.451   Children 2 0.7  
  Exhaust System 4 1.05   Farmer/Agri 9 56.932  
  Grass/Terrain 17 11.844   Forest Worker 3 2.32  
  Incendiary Device 151 231.2323   Hunter/Fisher 6 39.22  
  Other 46 113.066   Misc 29 64.033  
  Playing With Fire 2 0.7   Railroader 2 1.01  
  Slash/Land Clearing 24 66.75   Resident 92 140.867  
  Smoking 4 7.12   Teen 25 17.31  
  Train 1 0.01   Unknown 99 369.327  
  Unknown 52 280.292   TOTALS 352 817.0363  
  TOTALS 352 817.0363          
                 
                 
 

Cause of Fires by Other Causes

 

 

Wildfires by County

 

 
  Other Causes Number of Fires Total Area
Burned (Hectares)
  Count Name Number
of fires
   
  Ashes 7 6.521   Richmond 2    
  ATV 2 0.5   Cape Breton 92    
  Blueberry 4 7.642   Inverness 6    
  Lightning 6 25.52   Victoria 1    
  Machine 5 3.35   Cumberland 37    
  Other 13 39.57   Guysborough 2    
  Arson 1 31.6   Colchester 16    
  Bonfire 1 0.05   Pictou 34    
  Brush 1 0.1   Hants 10    
  Burning Grass 2 0.02   Halifax 22    
  Burning wooden box 1 0.01   Antigonish 6    
  Campfire 1 0.01   Yarmouth 20    
  Cigarette 1 1   Kings 38    
  Copper burning 1 0.05   Queens 8    
  Fire works 1 0.3   Shelburne 14    
  Illegal Activity 2 6   Annapolis 14    
  Parachute Flare 1 0.43   Lunenburg 13    
  Powerline 3 0.31   Digby 17    
  Structure 4 29.59   Total 352    
  Vehicle 4 0.063          
  TOTALS 46 113.066          
                 
                 
 

Wildfires by Month

 

         
  January 0            
  February 0            
  March 72            
  April 157            
  May 35            
  June 22            
  July 31            
  August 26            
  September 9            
  October 0            
  November 0            
  December 0