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THE TEN MOST COSTLY LARGE-LOSS FIRES, 2013

($ millions)

Rank Month State Type of facility Estimated loss
1 June Colorado Wildfire $421
2 April  Texas Fertilizer manufacturing 100
3 April Connecticut Single-family home 50
4 January Wisconsin Egg processing plant 40
5 April Arkansas Aluminum die cast manufacturing 30
6 June Indiana Warehouse 20
7 July California Tunnel 17
8 October California Apartment building 15
9 December California Wildfire 15
10 February  Missouri Restaurant 15

Source: Reproduced with permission from Large-Loss Fires in the United States, 2013 by Stephen G. Badger, ©National Fire Protection Association. www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics.

 
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.

 
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.

 
THE TEN MOST COSTLY LARGE-LOSS FIRES OF 2010 (1)

($ millions)

Rank State Type of facility Estimated loss
1 Colorado Wildfire $217
2 California Shopping mall 110
3 California Outside natural gas explosion and fire 65
4 Illinois Wastewater treatment plant explosion 52
5 Texas Electronics warehouse 40
6 Missouri Elementary school 29
7 California Produce storage 20
8 Texas Church 15
9 Texas Sawmill 15
10 Utah Church 15

(1) Large-loss fires of $15 million or more.

Source: National Fire Protection Association.

 
THE ELEVEN MOST COSTLY LARGE-LOSS FIRES OF 2011 (1)

($ millions)

Rank State Type of facility Estimated loss
1 Texas Wildfire $400
2 California Plastic products storage 40
3 Texas Wildfire 40
4 Texas Plastic products storage 35
5 Kentucky Chemical manufacturing plant 35
6 Michigan Vehicle parts assembly plant 22
7 California Power generation plant 20
8 South Carolina Fertilizer manufacturing plant 20
9 Nebraska Office building 20
10 North Carolina Office building 20
11 Texas Chemical manufacturing plant 20

(1) Fires/explosions causing $20 million or more in property loss.

Source: National Fire Protection Association.

 
THE TEN MOST COSTLY LARGE-LOSS FIRES, 2012 (1)

($ millions)

Rank State Type of facility Estimated loss
1 Colorado Wildfire $354
2 Maine Submarine in dry dock 400
3 Colorado Wildfire 114
4 Pennsylvania Plating shop 75
5 Georgia Vehicle parts manufacturing 50
6 Minnesota Paper mill 50
7 Illinois Galvanizing plant 31
8 Pennsylvania Single-family home 25
9 California Party goods store 25
10 Massachusetts Transformers 22

(1) Fires/explosions causing $20 million or more in property loss.

Source: National Fire Protection Association.