Forest Fire Statistics of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1998

Forest Fire Statistics of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1998
(State: 20.04.1999)

Source: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (German Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food)


Tab.3. Forest Fire Causes State

With Intent (Arson)

Negligence

Other Causes Determined by Action

Natural Causes such as Lightning

Cause Unknown

Total

 

Number

Area (ha)

Number

Area (ha)

Number

Area (ha)

Number

Area (ha)

Number

Area (ha)

Number

Area (ha)

Baden-Württemberg

2

0.4

7

2.6

4

2.0

1

0.1

5

0.6

19

5.7

Bayern

8

3.1

18

10.6

23

18.5

2

0.0

33

8.2

84

40.5

Berlin

22

1.4

2

0.1

0

0.0

1

0.0

12

3.2

37

4.7

Brandenburg

108

24.0

89

12.4

19

6.7

51

5.1

151

50.0

418

98.1

Bremen

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

Hamburg

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

Hessen

9

4.0

12

3.1

0

0.0

1

0.0

18

4.8

40

11.9

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

8

1.8

5

2.8

1

0.3

0

0.0

17

1.6

31

6.5

Niedersachsen

5

2.3

3

0.4

86

4.1

0

0.0

8

6.4

102

13.2

Nordrhein-Westfalen

4

0.3

4

56.3

3

11.6

0

0.0

14

1.5

25

69.6

Rheinland-Pfalz

17

4.8

8

0.8

28

40.7

1

0.1

23

6.2

77

52.7

Saarland

4

2.4

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

1

1.0

5

3.4

Sachsen

14

13.3

20

4.3

3

0.2

5

3.2

27

28.5

69

49.5

Sachsen-Anhalt

20

2.8

21

13.3

5

1.9

3

0.6

52

16.3

101

34.9

Schleswig-Holstein

0

0.0

2

0.3

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

2

0.3

Thüringen

0

0.0

11

0.7

0

0.0

1

0.3

10

5.3

22

6.3

Former W.-Germany

71

18.7

56

74.1

144

76.9

6

0.2

114

32.0

391

202.0

New Federal States

150

41.9

146

33.5

28

9.1

60

9.2

257

101.7

641

195.4

Germany

221

60.6

202

107.6

172

86.0

66

9.4

371

133.7

1,032

397.3

 


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