Top 10 Most Costly Large-Loss Fires, 2014

($ millions)

Rank Month State Type of facility Estimated loss
1 September California Pier  $100.2
2 October Kansas Airport flight safety building 61.5
3 March Texas Apartment building under construction 50.0
4 March California Apartment building under construction 41.0
5 March Iowa Meatpacking plant 30.0
6 May California Wildland/urban complex 29.8
7 December California Apartment building under construction 27.1
8 June California Yacht  25.1
9 December Wisconsin Cheese storage and manufacturing 25.0
10 August South Carolina Gas distribution plant 25.0
Source: Reproduced with permission from Large-Loss Fires in the United States, 2014 by Stephen G. Badger, ©National Fire Protection Association. www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics.