Forest Fire Statistics of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1998, Tab. 9

Forest Fire Statistics of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2001
(State: 11.03.2002)

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


Forest Fires in the Federal Republic of Germany between 1977 and 2001

Tab.9. Number and Causes of Forest Fires; Area of Damage and Extent of Damage

With Intent (Arson)

Negligence

Other Causes Determined by Action

Natural Causes such as Lightning

Causes Unknown

Total

Damage (estimated)

Year

Number

Area (ha)

Number

Area (ha)

Number

Area (ha)

Number

Area (ha)

Number

Area (ha)

Number

Area (ha)

Mio. DEM2)

DEM/ ha

1977 1)

172

80

384

151

248

215

2

294

167

1,100

613

2.5

4,078

1978 1)

94

32

212

76

157

103

8

163

78

634

289

1.2

4,152

1979 1)

75

34

219

79

203

154

2

201

89

700

356

1.2

3,371

1980 1)

132

57

471

368

375

886

4

1

388

233

1,370

1,545

3.8

2,460

1981 1)

125

33

255

143

79

207

1

184

114

644

497

2.5

5,030

1982 1)

223

138

441

164

198

327

3

1

379

121

1,244

751

3.7

4,927

1983 1)

197

92

296

150

227

256

22

1

367

293

1,109

792

6.7

8,460

1984 1)

183

105

460

264

148

303

2

370

203

1,163

875

5.1

5,829

1985 1)

146

47

163

67

72

86

2

139

42

522

242

1.3

5,372

1986 1)

146

36

151

48

121

152

5

1

195

56

618

293

1.4

4,778

1987 1)

99

41

168

136

105

96

2

110

46

484

319

1.6

5,016

1988 1)

143

21

164

432

104

86

6

142

127

559

282

1.4

4,965

1989 1)

237

64

192

39

135

117

12

1

230

60

806

281

1.8

6,406

1990 1)

225

86

311

131

152

146

28

6

285

113

1,001

481

10.5

21,830

1991

460

127

395

245

333

309

11

4

647

236

1,846

920

3.3

3,587

1992

550

309

710

680

386

1,274

133

966

1,233

1,679

3,012

4,908

25.0

5,093

1993

385

178

466

444

112

119

79

11

652

740

1,694

1,493

10.6

7,099

1994

345

170

485

352

111

84

131

50

624

459

1,696

1,114

2.6

3,334

1995

273

149

345

230

40

18

51

15

528

180

1,237

592

2.9

4,899

1996

334

204

555

477

133

300

16

1

710

400

1,748

1,381

8.2

5,937

1997

355

115

381

172

154

126

36

9

541

178

1,467

599

3.0

4,971

1998

221

61

202

108

172

86

66

9

371

134

1,032

397

3.1

7,895

1999 330  122  226  91  56  24  63          9    503  167  1,178  415   2.8 6,800   2000 306  96  199 65  87  104  89        31    529  286  1,210  581   4.1 7,122   2001 159  33  113  19  58  30  20          2    237  38  587  122   0.9 7,038   Changes from 2000 to 2001 in %: -48 -65 -43 -71 -33 -71 -78 -95 -55 -87 -51 -79 -79 -1 The average of the years: 1977-19901)

157

62

278

161

166

224

7

1

246

124

854

544

3.2

6,191

1991-2001 338  142  371  262  149  225 63      101    598  409  1,519  1,138  6.1 5,798  

1) only former W.-Germany
2) DEM – Germany Deutsche Marks


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