Top 10 Costliest Large-Loss Fires, 2017

($ millions)

Rank Month State Type of facility Estimated loss
1 October California Wildland urban interface fire $10,020.0
2 December California Wildland urban interface fire 1,775.2
3 July Massachusetts Apartments under construction 110.0
4 July Hawaii 569-unit apartment building 107.4
5 April Maryland Apartments under construction 100.0
6 March North Carolina Apartments under construction 62.5
7 January Florida Paper mill 50.0
8 May California Apartments under construction 50.0
9 June Massachusetts Apartments under construction 45.0
10 March Pennsylvania Saw mill 35.6
Source: Reproduced with permission from Large-Loss Fires in the United States, 2017 by Stephen G. Badger, © 2017, National Fire Protection Association https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Data-research-and-tools/US-Fire-Problem.