TOP 10 MOST COSTLY WILDLAND FIRES IN THE UNITED STATES (1)

($ millions)

      Estimated insured loss
Rank Date Location Dollars when occurred In 2014 dollars (2)
1 Oct. 20-21, 1991 Oakland Fire, CA $1,700 $2,668
2 Oct. 21-24, 2007 Witch Fire, CA 1,300 1,446
3 Oct. 25-Nov. 4, 2003 Cedar Fire, CA 1,060 1,323
4 Oct. 25-Nov. 3, 2003 Old Fire, CA 975 1,217
5 Nov. 2-3, 1993 Los Angeles County Fire, CA 375 562
6 Sep. 4-9, 2011 Bastrop County Complex Fire, TX 530 556
7 Oct. 27-28, 1993 Orange County Fire, CA 350 525
8 Jun. 24-28, 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire, CO 450 463
9 Jun. 27-Jul. 2, 1990 Santa Barbara Fire, CA 265 430
10 Jun. 11-16, 2013 Black Forest Fire, CO 385 391
(1) Property coverage only for catastrophic fires. Effective January 1, 1997, Property Claim Services (PCS®), a Verisk Analytics® business, 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 2014 by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator. Source: Property Claim Services (PCS®), a Verisk Analytics® business.