Special Report

States Where Wildfires Caused the Most Damage

Delaware Route 41
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50. Delaware
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: <0.1%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 282 acres (the fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: none
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 571 acres (3rd fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Mount Katahdin, Baxter State Park, Maine
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49. Maine
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: <0.1%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 4,818 acres (6th fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 796 (25th most)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 2,378 acres (6th fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Chicago, Illinois
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48. Illinois
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: <0.1%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 8,700 acres (7th fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 12 (3rd fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 151,140 acres (23rd fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Stowe, Vermont
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47. Vermont
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: <0.1%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 2,199 acres (3rd fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 150 (12th fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 3,644 acres (7th fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Dartmouth, New Hampshire
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46. New Hampshire
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: <0.1%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 2,664 acres (4th fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 148 (11th fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 1,267 acres (5th fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none