THE TEN MOST COSTLY LARGE-LOSS FIRES OF 2009 (1)

($ millions)

Rank State Type of facility Estimated loss
1 Illinois Casino pavilion $340
2 California Wildfire 100
3 Minnesota Meat preparation plant 50
4 Texas TV broadcasting vehicle 44
5 South Carolina Wildfire 44
6 Indiana Apartment building under construction 38
7 North Carolina Produce warehouse 30
8 Ohio Chemical waste recycling storage 30
9 Arkansas Machinery parts manufacturing  25
10 Michigan Single-family home 25

(1) Large-loss fires of $25 million or more.

Source: National Fire Protection Association.