THE TEN MOST COSTLY WILDLAND FIRES IN THE UNITED STATES (1)

($ millions)

      Estimated insured loss
Rank Date Location Dollars when occurred In 2013 dollars (2)
1 Oct. 20-21, 1991 Oakland Fire, CA $1,700 $2,623
2 Oct. 21-24, 2007 Witch Fire, CA 1,300 1,424
3 Oct. 25-Nov. 4, 2003 Cedar Fire, CA 1,060 1,302
4 Oct. 25-Nov. 3, 2003 Old Fire, CA 975 1,198
5 Nov. 2-3, 1993 Los Angeles County Fire, CA 375 553
6 Sep. 4-9, 2011 Bastrop County Complex Fire, TX 530 547
7 Oct. 27-28, 1993 Orange County Fire, CA 350 516
8 Jun. 24-28, 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire, CO 450 457
9 Jun. 27-Jul. 2, 1990 Santa Barbara Fire, CA 265 423
10 Jun. 11-16, 2013 Black Forest Fire, CO 385 385
(1) Property coverage only for catastrophic fires. Effective January 1, 1997, ISO's Property Claim Services (PCS) unit defines catastrophes as events that cause more than $25 million in insured property damage and that affect a significant number of insureds and insurers. From 1982 to 1996, PCS used a $5 million threshold in defining catastrophes. Before 1982, PCS used a $1 million threshold. (2) Adjusted for inflation through 2013 by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator. Source: The Property Claim Services® (PCS®) unit of ISO®, a Verisk Analytics® company.