GFMC: México – Wildfire statistics extract

México: Wildfire statistics extract

Source: General Directorate for Forestry, Forest Protection Office, 10 April 2001


Tab.1. Number of wildfires and area burned in México between 1 January and 5 April 2001.

Period Number of
Wildfires
Affected Area
(hectares)
Average Area per Fire
(hectares)
Last week (30 March – 5 April) 457 9 094.85 19.90 This Season (1 January -5 April) 2 216 22 668.92 10.23

 

Tab.2. and Fig.1. Comparison of wildfire statistics: Number of wildfires
for the period 1996-2000 (long-term average), the extreme fire year 1998,
last year (2000) and this year (1 January to 5 April 2001).

Number of wildfires

1996-2000 Average

1998

2000

2001

4 134

6 704

3 641

2 216

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Tab.3. and Fig.2. Comparison of wildfire statistics: Area burned by wildfires (in ha)
for the period 1996-2000 (long-term average), the extreme fire year 1998,
last year (2000) and this year (1 January to 5 April 2001).

Period

Average 1996/2000

1998

2000 2001

Number of
Wildfires

Affected Areas
(hectars)

Number of
Wildfires

Affected Areas
(hectars)

Number of
Wildfires
Affected Areas
(hectars)
Number of
Wildfires
Affected Areas
(hectars)

1 January to 5 April

4 134

54 089

6 704

133 968

3 641 40 436 2 216 22 669

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Tab.4. Difference from 2001 to for the period 1996-2000 (long-term average),
the extreme fire year 1998, last year (2000) and this year (1 January to 5 April 2001).

Difference from 2001 to

1996-2000

1998

2000

Number of
Wildfires

Affected Areas
(hectars)

Number of
Wildfires

Affected Areas
(hectars)

Number of
Wildfires

Affected Areas
(hectars)

-46%

-58%

-67%

-83%

-39%

-44%

 

Tab.5. and Fig.4. Distribution of the average number of wildfires in México during the months January (E)
to October (O) for the period 1995-2000 and the year 2000. 93% of the affected areas are
mainly grassland and brushland, and 7% of the area burned are tree forests and other wooded lands.

Number of wildfires

Month

Average
1995-2000

2000

J

319

429

F

890

894

M

1860

1644

A

2628

2813

M

2168

2179

J

862

511

J

109

36

A

33

51

S

6

0

O

0

0

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Daily updated fire weather and fire danger information in Mexico are provided under the GFMC Global, Regional and National Fire Weather Forecasts.


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