Top 10 Most Wildfire Prone States, 2017

 

By households By percent of households
Rank State Households at high or extreme risk from wildfires (1) Rank State Percent of households at high or extreme risk from wildfires
1 California  2,044,800 1 Montana 28%
2 Texas 715,300 2 Idaho 26
3 Colorado 366,200 3 Colorado 17
4 Arizona 234,600 4 California   15
5 Idaho 171,200 5 New Mexico 14
6 Washington 154,900 6 Utah 14
7 Oklahoma 152,900 7 Wyoming 14
8 Oregon 148,800 8 Oklahoma 9
9 Utah 133,100 9 Oregon 9
10 Montana 133,000 10 Arizona 8
(1) Number of households is based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census. Source: Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis using data from FireLine®, Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool.