Nova Scotia Wildfire Statistics

Fires by Month
Month Number of Fires Hectares
January 0 0
February 0 0
March 0 0
April 1 0.1
May 202 498.778
June 6 1.3679
July 12 11.973
August 8 1.18
September 18 3.751
October 0 0
November 0 0
December 0 0
TOTALS 247 517.1499
Specific Causes
Cause Number of Fires Total Area Burned (Hectares)
Campfire 16 16.701
Debris Fire 62 60.2909
Exhaust System 1 0.4
Grass/Terrain 10 19.39
Incendiary Device 96 300.505
Other 22 58.63
Playing With Fire 3 3.1
Slash/Land Clearing 17 29.281
Smoking 6 11.152
Unknown 14 15.2
TOTALS 247 514.6499
Other Causes
Cause Number of Fires Total Area Burned (Hectares)
ATV 1 0.14
Blueberry 3 6.6
Machine 3 3.3
Other 4 0.33
fire works 1 0.01
Jumping a car 1 0.1
person 1 0.2
Powerline 7 47.06
Structure 4 1.7
TOTALS 17 58.63
Hectares Burned by County
County Number of Fires Estimate Area Burned Recorded Area Burned Total Area Burned
Lunenburg 10 0 2.4 2.4
Queens 10 0.5 13.8 13.8
Shelburne 7 0 0.462 0.462
Yarmouth 8 0 160.005 160.005
Digby 6 0 0.79 0.79
Annapolis 0 0 0 0
Kings 12 0 4.72 4.72
Hants 16 0 13 13
Hants East 8 0 11.16 11.16
Hants West 8 0 1.84 1.84
Halifax 25 0.2 28.4699 28.4689
Halifax East 18 0 27.7389 27.7389
Halifax West 7 0.2 0.731 0.931
Cumberland 14 0 23.97 23.97
Cumberland East 9 0 13.42 13.42
Cumberland West 5 0 10.55 10.55
Colchester 5 0 4.2 4.2
Pictou 28 0 21.93 21.93
Antigonish 6 0 8.72 8.72
Guysborough 9 0 63.363 63.363
Guysborough 4 0 13.763 13.763
Saint Mary's 5 0 49.6 49.6
Cape Breton 81 0 163 163
Inverness 4 0 5.21 5.21
Victoria 0 0 0 0
Richmond 6 0 2.51 2.51
TOTALS 247 0.2 516.5499 516.7499
Who Reported the Fires
Discovery Agents Number of Fires Total Area Burned (Hectares)
DNR Staff 43 252.244
FW Patrol 1 0.3
Other 41 100.0279
Public 159 153.778
RW Patrol 3 8.3
TOTALS 247 514.6499
Fuel Types Burned
County Softwood Hardwood Mixedwood Slash Open Silviculture
Lunenburg 1.7 0 0.7 0 0 0
Queens 6.4 0 1.4 6.3 0 0.1
Shelburne 0.202 0 0.1 0.14 0.02 0
Yarmouth 65.8 0.3 62.2 0 31.705 0
Digby 0.22 0 0 0.56 0.01 0
Annapolis 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kings 0.2 0 3.41 0 1.11 0
Hants 1.5 0.62 3.12 2.12 2 3.64
Hants East 1.5 0 2.12 1.9 2 3.64
Hants West 0 0.62 1 0.22 0 0
Halifax 1.612 0 0.4679 5.44 6.15 0
Halifax East 1.301 0 0.2479 5.44 5.75 0
Halifax West 0.311 0 0.22 0 0.4 0
Cumberland 0.31 0 2.93 17.98 2.75 0
Cumberland East 0.11 0 2.23 8.48 2.6 0
Cumberland West 0.2 0 0.7 9.5 0.15 0
Colchester 0.3 0 0.5 2.4 1 0
Pictou 1.4 4.41 3.74 8.78 2.4 1.2
Antigonish 0.08 0.2 0.63 2.06 5.75 0
Guysborough 11.6 3 1.5 36.003 11.26 0
Guysborough 6.3 0 0 0.003 7.46 0
Saint Mary's 5.3 3 1.5 36 3.8 0
Cape Breton 3.9 0 34.2 6.3 118.6 0
Inverness 0 1 0.6 0.8 2.81 0
Victoria 0 0 0 0 0 0
Richmond 1.26 0 0.3 0.39 0.56 0
TOTALS 96.284 9.53 120.2979 89.273 196.125 4.94ha