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Table 3 Large loss wildland fires in the United States by dollar amount (NFPA 2013a, b)

From: Environmental impact of fire

Fire Loss in Year Fire Occurred Adjusted Loss in 2012 Dollars
1. Oakland Fire Storm (wildland/urban interface) Oakland, California Oct-91 $1.5 billion $2.5 billion
2. The Southern California Firestorm* San Diego County, California Oct-07 $1.8 billion $2.0 billion
3. “Cerro Grande” Wildland Fire (wildland/urban interface) Los Alamos, New Mexico May-00 $1.0 billion $1.3 billion
4. “Cedar” Wildland Fire Julian, California Oct-03 $1.1 billion $1.3 billion
5. “Old” Wildland Fire San Bernardino, California Oct-03 $975 million $1.2 billion
6. Southern California Wildfires of November* Sacramento, CA Nov-08 $800 million $853 million
7. “Laguna Beach Fire” (wildland/urban interface) Orange County, California Oct-93 $528 million $838 million
8. Wildland Fire* Florida May–June, 1998 $395 million $555 million
9. Forest Fire Cloquet, Minnesota Oct-18 $35 million $532 million
10. "Paint Fire" Goletta Wildland/Urban Interface Santa Barbara, California Jun-90 $237 million $416 million
  1. *Includes multiple firess