Nova Scotia Wildfire Statistics - 2019

Wildfire Causes
Specific Cause Number of Fires Total Area Burned (Hectares)
Campfire 17 37.361
Debris Fire 25 28.08
Grass/Terrain 9 5.36
Incendiary Device 36 63.205
Other 32 6.1
Slash/Land Clearing 13 5.8871
Smoking 9 8.3
Machine 2 0.2
TOTALS 143 154.4931
CAUSES UNDER THE "OTHER" CATEGORY 2019
Other Causes Number of Fires Total Area Burned
'Other' Cause Name   (Hectares)
Ashes 2 0.51
ATV 2 0.11
Lightning 1 0.8
Machine 8 1.81
Other 7 1.35
Powerline 8 0.88
Spontaneous Combustion 1 0.1
Structure 1 0.1
Vehicle 4 0.64
TOTALS 33 6.3
HECTARES BURNED BY COUNTY
County Number of Fires Total Area Burned
District (Hectares)
Lunenburg 6 3.16
Queens 9 1.99
Shelburne 9 28.84
Yarmouth 8 14.007
Digby 7 6.35
Annapolis 1 0.12
Kings 12 3.96
Hants 5 1.72
Halifax 17 1.991
Cumberland 7 15.265
Colchester 2 0.6
Pictou 12 3.96
Antigonish 5 5.23
Guysborough 6 17.1
Cape Breton 26 46.5
Inverness 6 1.5
Victoria 4 1.79
Richmond 1 0.41
TOTALS 143 154.493
WHO REPORTED THE FIRES FOR 2019
Discovery Agents Number of Fires Total Area Burned
(Hectares)
Lands and Forestry Staff 8 10.63
FW Patrol 4 3.3
Other 14 3.47
Public 117 137.0931
TOTALS 143 154.4931
FIRES BY COUNTY BY MONTH
MONTH
REGION COUNTY JAN FEB MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPT OCT TOTAL
WESTERN YARMOUTH 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 51
SHELBURNE 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 4 0 0 9
DIGBY 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 6
ANNAPOLIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
LUNENBURG 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 6
KINGS 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 4 0 0 12
QUEENS 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 2 0 9
CENTRAL HANTS 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 44
HALIFAX 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 7 3 1 18
COLCHESTER 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
CUMBERLAND 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 7
PICTOU 0 0 2 1 3 1 1 2 2 0 12
EASTERN GUYSBOROUGH 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 48
ANTIGONISH 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 5
INVERNESS 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 6
RICHMOND 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
CAPE BRETON 0 0 1 10 9 3 2 1 0 0 26
VICTORIA 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 0 0 17 16 44 13 7 34 9 3 143  
FUELS BURNED 2019
County Softwood Hardwood Mixedwood Slash Open Silviculture
Area Area Area Area Area Area
(Hectares) (Hectares) (Hectares) (Hectares) (Hectares) (Hectares)
Lunenburg 0.22 0 2.94 0 0 0
Queens 0.11 1.07 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.01
Shelburne 19.44 0.26 0.42 0.17 8.55 0
Yarmouth 0 0 1.767 0.0001 12.24 0
Digby 0 0.1 0 0.14 6.11 0
Annapolis 0 0 0.12 0 0 0
Kings 0.76 0.7 0.25 0.6 1.65 0
Hants 0.1 0 0.22 1.3 0.1 0
Halifax 0.311 0 1.15 0.42 0.11 0
Cumberland 0.5 0.005 0.02 1.13 13.61 0
Colchester 0 0 0.25 0 0.35 0
Pictou 0.2 0.55 0.3 0.1 2.81 0
Antigonish 0.03 0 0 0.1 5.1 0
Guysborough 2.1 0.5 1.21 5 8.29 0
Cape Breton 0 6.15 6.24 0.8 33.31 0
Inverness 0 0 0.4 0.1 1 0
Victoria 0.4 0 0.01 0.5 0.88 0
Richmond 0 0 0 0.41 0 0
             
TOTALS 24.171 9.335 15.797 10.9701 94.21 0.01