2017 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis

The 2017 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis determined the number and percentage of households at high or extreme risk from wildfire in the 13 most wildfire-prone states. Each state in the charts below links to a snapshot view of the state’s risk. To see complete reports, just fill out the form.

Number of Households* at High or Extreme Risk from Wildfire** Percentage of Households at High or Extreme Risk from Wildfire
1 California2,044,800 1Montana28%
2Texas715,300 2Idaho26%
3Colorado366,200 3Colorado17%
4Arizona234,600 4California15%
5Idaho171,200 5New Mexico14%
6Washington154,900 6Utah14%
7Oklahoma152,900 7Wyoming14%
8Oregon148,800 8Oklahoma9%
9Utah133,100 9Oregon9%
10Montana133,000 10Arizona8%
11New Mexico127,700 11Texas7%
12Nevada63,500 12Nevada5%
13Wyoming35,500 13Washington5%

The 2017 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis used data from FireLine™, Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool. FireLine. FireLine helps insurers assess wildfire risk at the address level. It uses advanced remote sensing and digital mapping technology to determine the impact of three factors that contribute to wildfire risk: fuel, slope and access. FireLine also identifies properties located in Special Hazard Interface Areas, indicating risks exposed to wind-borne embers.

* Based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census
** Rounded to the nearest 100

FireLine State Risk Reports

Get complete state-level risk analyses that include:

  • wildfire risk at a glance
  • FireLine wildfire hazard map
  • percentage and number of housing units at high, medium, and low wildfire risk
  • top five counties by number of housing units and highest concentration of high and extreme wildfire risk