Top 10 Costliest Wildland Fires In The United States (1)

($ millions)

      Estimated insured loss
Rank Date Name, Location Dollars when occurred In 2017 dollars (2)
1 Nov. 8-25, 2018 Camp Fire, CA (3) (3)
2 Oct. 8-20, 2017 Tubbs Fire, CA (3) (3)
3 Nov. 8-22, 2018 Woolsey Fire, Ca (3) (3)
4 Oct. 8-20, 2017 Atlas Fire, CA (3) (3)
5 Dec 4 - 23, 2017 Thomas Fire, CA (3) (3)
6 Oct. 20-21, 1991 Oakland Hills Fire, CA $1,700 $2,788
7 Oct. 21-24, 2007 Witch Fire, CA 1,300 1,517
8 Jul. 23-Aug. 30, 2018 Carr Fire, CA (3) (3)
9 Oct. 25-Nov. 4, 2003 Cedar Fire, CA 1,060 1,386
10 Oct. 25-Nov. 3, 2003 Old Fire, CA 975 1,275
(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. As of December 11, 2018. (2) Adjusted for inflation through 2017 by the Insurance Information Institute using the GDP implicit price deflator. (3) Loss estimate not yet available from PCS, but a relative ranking is provided. Source: The Property Claim Services® (PCS®) unit of ISO®, a Verisk Analytics® company, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.