2015 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis

The 2015 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**   Percentage of households at high or extreme risk
1    California 2,054,400   1    Montana 27.0%
2    Texas 706,200   2    Idaho 24.5%
3    Colorado 363,900   3    Colorado 16.4%
4    Arizona 227,100   4    California 15.0%
5    Idaho 163,500   5    New Mexico 13.9%
6    Washington 157,900   6    Wyoming 13.4%
7    Oregon 153,400   7    Utah 13.2%
8    Oklahoma 148,800   8    Oregon 9.2%
9    Montana 130,200   9    Oklahoma 8.9%
10  Utah 128,800   10  Arizona 8.0%
11  New Mexico 125,100   11  Texas 7.1%
12  Nevada 63,900   12  Washington 5.5%
13  Wyoming 35,200   13  Nevada 5.4%

The 2015 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis used data from FireLine™, Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool. 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