Wildfires have swept through a coastal area of South Carolina destroying about 70 homes and damaging 100 others in the Myrtle Beach area. Some reports describe this as the biggest wildfire to hit South Carolina in 30 years. While I.I.I. research shows that most of the large fires with significant property damage have occurred in California, this is a reminder that other states face significant wildfire risk. South Carolina ranked eighth among the top 10 states by number of fires in 2008, with a total of 2,626 fires burning some 15,751 acres. The South Carolina Insurance News Service has tips on how to file a claim after a wildfire. Check out I.I.I. wildfire statisticsÃ‚ and FAQ on wildfires.