Nova Scotia Wildfire Statistics - 2018

FIRES BY MONTH
  MONTH AREA IN HECTARES
January 0 0
February 0 0
March 3 32.58
April 51 95.79
May 50 34.793
June 25 73.25
July 23 4.95
August 17 2.61
September 21 7.06
October 0 0
November 0 0
December 0 0
TOTALS 190 251.033
Wildfire Causes
Specific Cause Number of Fires Total Area Burned (Hectares)
Campfire 12 11.87
Debris Fire 31 11.01
Exhaust System 4 3.59
Grass/Terrain 9 34.67
Incendiary Device 60 156.26
Other 41 23.02
Playing With Fire 26 9.02
Slash/Land Clearing 6 1.49
Smoking 1 0.1
TOTALS 190 251.03
Other Causes
Cause Number of Fires Total Area Burned (Hectares)
ASHES 3 0.55
ATV 3 0.61
LIGHTNING 4 0.91
MACHINE 1 0.13
POWERLINE 11 6.96
SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION 3 0.61
STRUCTURE 2 9.42
VEHICLE 3 0.21
Other 11 3.62
TOTALS 41 23.02
HECTARES BY COUNTY
County Number of Fires Total Area Burned(Hectares)
Lunenburg 14 3.52
Queens 10 1.22
Shelburne 17 13.06
Yarmouth 14 90.71
Digby 8 1.69
Annapolis 8 5.28
Kings 13 3.35
Hants 3 0.73
Hants East 3 0.73
Hants West 0 0
Halifax 16 8.6
Halifax East 6 0.89
Halifax West 10 7.71
Cumberland 11 12.6
Cumberland East 10 9.4
Cumberland West 1 3.2
Colchester 5 1.043
Pictou 23 26.82
Antigonish 3 0.03
Guysborough 5 0.34
Guysborough 3 0.23
Saint Mary's 2 0.11
Cape Breton 32 77.57
Inverness 5 2.94
Victoria 3 1.53
Richmond 0 0
TOTALS 190 251.033
Who Reported the Fires
Discovery Agents Number of Fires Total Area Burned (Hectares)
DNR Staff 12 3.41
Other 10 33.42
Public 162 154.543
Helicopter 2 0.16
Aerial Detection 4 59.5
TOTALS 190 251.03
FIRES BY MONTH
REGION DISTRICT MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER Total
CENTRAL Cumberland 0 3 3 0 4 0 1 0 11
Colchester 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
Halifax 0 1 2 4 5 2 2 0 16
Hants 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
Pictou 0 9 6 1 3 2 3 0 24
EASTERN Cape Breton 0 15 12 2 1 2 0 0 32
Inverness 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 5
Victoria 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Antigonish 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3
Richmond 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guysborough 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 5
WESTERN Digby 0 1 1   3 2 1 0 8
Lunenburg 0 3 5 4 1 1 0 0 14
Shelburne 2 2 3 2 0 1 8 0 18
Kings 0 4 5 1 0 2 0 0 12
Annapolis 0 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 8
Queens 0 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 10
Yarmouth 1 1 2 4 0 3 3 0 14
Total 3 51 50 25 23 17 21 0 190
Fuel Types Burned (HA = Hectares)
County Softwood Hardwood Mixedwood Slash Open Silviculture
Lunenburg 0.21 0 0.66 1.85 0.8 0
Queens 0 0.19 0.93 0 0.1 0
Shelburne 2.88 0 1.06 1.43 7.69 0
Yarmouth 4.01 4 60.02 0.6 22.08 0
Digby 0.01 0.4 0.02 0.76 0.5 0
Annapolis 0 0 2.23 1.5 1.55 0
Kings 0.9 0.1 1.2 1 0.05 0
Hants 0.13 0 0 0.5 0.1 0
Hants East 0.13 0 0 0.5 0.1 0
Hants West 0 0 0 0 0 0
Halifax 6.2 0.1 2.22 0.08 0 0
Halifax East 0 0 0.81 0.08 0 0
Halifax West 6.2 0.1 1.41 0 0 0
Cumberland 1.79 2.64 2.11 0 5.05 1.01
Cumberland East 1.79 2.64 0.11 0 3.85 1.01
Cumberland West 0 0 2 0 1.2 0
Colchester 0.213 0 0.33 0 0.5 0
Pictou 6.4 0.5 5.4 5.62 8.9 0
Antigonish 0 0 0.01 0.01 0.01 0
Guysborough 0.08 0 0.05 0 0.21 0
Guysborough 0.08 0 0.05 0 0.1 0
Saint Mary's 0 0 0 0 0.11 0
Cape Breton 0.1 3.2 12.54 0.01 61.72 0
Inverness 0.5 0.14 0.1 0.5 1.7 0
Victoria 0.61 0 0.92 0 0 0
Richmond 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 24.033 11.27 89.8 13.86 110.96 1.01