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Year  Area Burned
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Number of Fires
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1960   474   
1961   785   
1962   279   
1963   555   
1964   361   
1965   279   
1966   405   
1967   830   
1968   615   
1969   557   
1970   798   
1971   906   
1972   737   
1973   478   
1974   598   
1975   693   
1976   774   
1977   556   
1978   653   
1979   1,000   
1980   1,345   
1981   1,522   
1982   1,257   
1983   756   
1984   1,368   
1985   937   
1986   584   
1987   1,235   
1988   872   
1989   795   
1990   1,296   
1991   923   
1992   1,055   
1993   848   
1994   872   
1995   804   
19961,961  376   
19974,725  456   
1998726,968  1,698   
19991,354  1,355   
200014,736  783   
2001154,124  989   
2002496,515  1,446   
200374,874  1,188   
2004236,090  1,612   
200560,763  1,448   
2006118,800  1,954   
2007103,700  1,349   
200820,800  1,712   
200966,900  1,710   
201083,600  1,811   
2011810,000  1,139   
2012353,700  1,555   
201319,600  1,993   
201423,120  1,451   
 

References and Related Online Materials

Area Burned:

2001-2012. http://wildfire.alberta.ca/wildfire-maps/historical-wildfire-information/historical-wildfire-database.aspx 

2013 - http://canadaforests.nrcan.gc.ca/statsprofile/overview/ab

Number of Fires:

2006-2013. https://osi.alberta.ca/osi-content/Pages/OfficialStatistic.aspx?ipid=934

1990-2005: National Resources Canada. (no date). Forest Management (table). Canada\\\'s Forests: Statistical Data. Last modified April 9, 2010. http://canadaforests.nrcan.gc.ca/statsprofile/forest/ab (accessed June 10, 2010).

Before 1990: Mr. Cordy Tymstra, Supervisor, Wildfire Science Unit , SRD, Government of Alberta