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
1California 2,044,800   1Montana 28%
2Texas 715,300   2Idaho 26%
3Colorado 366,200   3Colorado 17%
4Arizona 234,600   4California 15%
5Idaho 171,200   5New Mexico 14%
6Washington 154,900   6Utah 14%
7Oklahoma 152,900   7Wyoming 14%
8Oregon 148,800   8Oklahoma 9%
9Utah 133,100   9Oregon 9%
10Montana 133,000   10Arizona 8%
11New Mexico 127,700   11Texas 7%
12Nevada 63,500   12Nevada 5%
13Wyoming 35,500   13Washington 5%

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