Top 10 Costliest Large-Loss Fires, 2015

($ millions)

Rank Month State Type of facility Estimated loss
1 September California Wildland urban interface fire $1,500.0
2 September California Wildland urban interface fire 450.0
3 April Kentucky Appliance parts warehouse 110.0
4 April Nebraska Military fighter jet 62.0
5 March Pennsylvania Glass manufacturing plant 55.0
6 June Pennsylvania Fertilizer manufacturing plant 40.0
7 July California Church 31.0
8 September California Silk screening product plant 31.0
9 March Idaho Grain processing plant 24.0
10 August Washington Wildland urban interface fire          22.0
Source: Reproduced with permission from Large-Loss Fires in the United States, 2015 by Stephen G. Badger, ©National Fire Protection Association. www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics.