Special Report

States Where Wildfires Caused the Most Damage

40. Connecticut
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.1%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 3,599 acres (5th fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 268 (14th fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 588 acres (4th fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

York County, Pennsylvania
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39. Pennsylvania
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.2%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 45,173 acres (14th fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 871 (24th most)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 54,193 acres (13th fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Iowa
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38. Iowa
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.2%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 79,049 acres (18th fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 465 (17th fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 198,350 acres (22nd most)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Detroit, Michigan
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37. Michigan
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.2%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 81,410 acres (19th fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 389 (15th fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 122,912 acres (19th fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Boston, Massachusetts
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36. Massachusetts
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.3%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 15,697 acres (8th fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 1,526 (12th most)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 6,003 acres (8th fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none