The complete dataset for the nationwide 2018 fires is anticipated to be released by the end of August 2020. MTBS is currently developing and will publish a tentative schedule for future data releases. Please check back here for additional updates.
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MTBS released 1,296 new fires to MTBS.gov bringing the total number of fires mapped by the project to 22,969. This data release contains all 2017 fires. With this release the MTBS data record now spans the years 1984 through 2017.
Prior to the MTBS.gov website update in Summer 2017, this dataset had multipart features displaying a separate record for each polygon (i.e., multipart features exploded). In the current version of the website, multipart features in the attribute table have been modified to reflect a one-to-one relationship to the number of published fires (i.e., multipart features unexploded). Therefore, the number of records in the attribute table is reduced and accounts for the discrepancy in the number of records between the two versions.