THE TEN MOST COSTLY LARGE-LOSS FIRES OF 2008 (1)

($ millions)

Rank State Type of facility Estimated loss
1 California Wildland $800
2 Michigan Steel plant 400
3 Georgia Sugar refinery 275
4 Nevada Hotel 100
5 Arkansas Meat processing plant 100
6 Pennsylvania Apartments under construction  75
7 California Wildland 55
8 Maryland Steel plant 50
9 California Wildland 50
10 Georgia Tire manufacturing plant 46

(1) Large-loss fires of $10 million or more.

Source: National Fire Protection Association.