Top 10 Costliest Large-Loss Fires, 2018

($ millions)

Rank Month State Type of facility Estimated loss
1 November California Wildland Urban Interface fire, Camp Fire $8,473.4
2 November California Wildland Urban Interface fire, Woolsey Fire  2,932.1
3 July California Wildland Urban Interface fire, Carr Fire 892.6
4 May Kansas University library 70.0
5 April California Apartment complex under construction 60.5
6 September D.C. Occupied apartment building 47.0
7 July California Wildland Urban Interface fire, Ranch Fire 30.3
8 July Wisconsin Printing facility 21.0
9 February California Single-family home 20.5
10 May Missouri Hog farm 20.0
10 August California Wood product manufacturing Plant 20.0
Note: Loss data shown here may differ from figures shown elsewhere for the same event due to differences in the date of publication, the geographical area covered and other criteria used by organizations collecting the data. Source: Reproduced with permission from Large-Loss Fires in the United States, 2018 by Stephen G. Badger and Matthew Foley, ©2019 National Fire Protection Association www.nfpa.org.