NFIRS 5.0 Element : Acres Burned (Outside Fires only)

Definition : the estimated area of land that was burned as a result of a fire that occurred outside of a building or structure.

Purpose : This element is typically used to capture the extent of damage caused by wildfires, brush fires, and other outdoor fires. It is important to note that this element only applies to fires that occur outside of buildings or structures, and that the acres burned estimate may not be exact, as it is often difficult to accurately measure the total area affected by a fire.
Entry : Enter the total number of acres burned in the fire. If it was not a brush/grass fire, or no acres were burned, or less than one acre burned, check or mark the appropriate box.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Element Type Numeric – Integer numbers (no decimal points). If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted. All integer values are assumed to be positive. Any fields which allow a negative integer value have been denoted with ‘+ or –’ in the comment field. Negative numbers should be transmitted with the minus sign preceding the digits.

Topic: NFIRS

Last Updated on March 25, 2023