Wildfire Risk Analysis


Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis

The Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis determined the number and percentage of properties at high and extreme risk from wildfire in the most wildfire-prone western U.S. states and Canadian provinces. To see the full report for each state or province, please fill out the form on the right.

Number of properties at high to extreme risk from wildfire
State/Province Number of Properties*
California 2,054,900
Texas 717,800
Colorado 373,900
British Columbia  259,100
Arizona 242,200
Idaho 175,000
Washington 160,500
Oklahoma 153,400
Oregon 151,400
Montana 137,800
Utah 136,000
New Mexico 131,600
Nevada 67,100
Wyoming 36,800
Alberta 30,800

FireLine Risk Reports

The Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis used data from FireLine®, Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool. FireLine evaluates wildfire risk at the address level. The service uses advanced remote sensing and digital mapping technology to assess the primary factors that contribute to wildfire risk—fuel, slope, and road access—to determine the wildfire hazard score. FireLine also identifies properties located in Special Hazard Interface Areas, indicating risks exposed to wind-borne embers.

*Disclaimer: U.S. figures based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census and Canadian figures based on data from the LOCATION® database; figures are rounded to the nearest 100