Special Report

States Where Wildfires Caused the Most Damage

Oklahoma City Sunrise
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5. Oklahoma
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 4.7%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 2,084,297 acres (11th most)
> 2016 Wildfires: 1,938 (11th most)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 70,816 acres (15th fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: 3 (12th most)

Yakima, Washington
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4. Washington
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 6.5%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 2,744,221 acres (8th most)
> 2016 Wildfires: 1,272 (15th most)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 159,891 acres (25th most)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: 9 (8th most)

The historic cable car on San francisco city, california
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3. California
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 6.6%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 6,561,354 acres (3rd most)
> 2016 Wildfires: 7,349 (2nd most)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 620,750 acres (14th most)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: 17 (3rd most)

Salem, Oregon
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2. Oregon
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 7.8%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 4,761,511 acres (5th most)
> 2016 Wildfires: 1,245 (16th most)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 939,375 acres (9th most)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: 15 (5th most)

Snake River Canyon, Idaho
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1. Idaho
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 13.0%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 6,892,160 acres (2nd most)
> 2016 Wildfires: 630 (23rd fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 385,993 acres (17th most)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: 27 (2nd most)