Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis

The 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. 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 California 2,048,800   1 Montana 28%
2 Texas 715,300   2 Idaho 26%
3 Colorado 366,200   3 Colorado 17%
4 Arizona 234,600   4 California 15%
5 Idaho 171,200   5 New Mexico 14%
6 Washington 154,900   6 Utah 14%
7 Oklahoma 152,900   7 Wyoming 14%
8 Oregon 148,800   8 Oklahoma 9%
9 Utah 133,100   9 Oregon 9%
10 Montana 133,000   10 Arizona 8%
11 New Mexico 127,700   11 Texas 7%
12 Nevada 63,500   12 Nevada 5%
13 Wyoming 35,500   13 Washington 5%

The 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