This set of web pages documents the development of a daily fire-start data set for the U.S. and Canada for the interval 1986-2013. There were several steps involved in the construction of this data set. These include:

The links above provide the following information:


The end product is a merged data set containing the start date, location, ultimate size and cause of 2,089,544 fires, which may be downloaded using the Data link above.