Current Table

Top 10 Costliest Global Wildfires by Insured Losses, 1900-2020 (1)

(2020 US$ billions)

        Insured loss
Rank Date Country Event Dollars when
occurred
In 2020 dollars (2)
1 Nov. 2018 U.S. Camp Fire $10.0 $10.0
2 Oct. 2017 U.S. Tubbs Fire 8.7 9.1
3 Nov. 2018 U.S. Woolsey Fire 4.2 4.3
4 Oct. 1991 U.S. Oakland (Tunnel) Fire 1.7 3.2
5 Oct. 2017 U.S. Atlas Fire 3.0 3.1
6 May 2016 Canada Horse Creek Fire 2.8 3.1
7 Sep.-Oct. 2020 U.S. Glass Fire 2.9 2.9
8 Aug.-Sep. 2020 U.S. CZU Lightning Complex Fire 2.4 2.4
9 Dec. 2017 U.S. Thomas Fire 2.2 2.4
10 Oct. 2007 U.S. Witch Fire 1.6 2.0

(1) Individual wildfires. Includes losses sustained by private insurers and government-sponsored programs. Subject to change as loss estimates are further developed. As of January 2021.
(2) Adjusted for inflation by Aon using the U.S. consumer price index.

Note: Loss data shown here may differ from figures shown elsewhere for the same event due to differences in the date of publication, the geographical area covered and other criteria used by organizations collecting the data.

Source: Aon.