Every year, NFPA reports on large-loss fires and explosions that occurred in the United States the year before. Such fires and explosions are defined as any event that results in property damage of at least $10 million.
Last year, 21 fires in the United States resulted in losses of $10 million or more each. In seven of the past 10 years, wildland fires have produced the largest direct property loss fires in the United States, and five of those have resulted in more than $400 million in damage. This includes 2013, when the Black Forest Fire in Colorado resulted in $420.5 million in damage, the highest loss in terms of direct property loss of any fire that occurred in the country, according to NFPA's "Large-Loss Fires in the United States in 2013" report.
Find other wildfire statistics and information on NFPA's "wildfire reports, case studies and guide page."