The Department of Forestry recorded 1,322 wildland fires that burned an estimated 25,704 acres in Virginia in 2008. Virginia saw the worst fire day in memory on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008. High winds across the state whipped up 354 fires that burned more than 16,000 acres. For more information see the Department's press release.
The spring wildfire season starts February 15th and runs through April 30.