Special Report

States Where Wildfires Caused the Most Damage

North Dakota Badlands
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35. North Dakota
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.4%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 179,580 acres (21st fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 563 (20th fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 194,482 acres (23rd most)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Johns Hopkins, Maryland
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34. Maryland
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.4%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 27,209 acres (12th fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 120 (10th fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 34,331 acres (12th fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Cabell County, West Virginia
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33. West Virginia
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.5%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 72,645 acres (17th fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 18 (4th fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 10,347 acres (10th fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Traffic Out of Charleston, South Carolina
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32. South Carolina
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.5%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 97,387 acres (20th fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 982 (23rd most)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 2,135,497 acres (3rd most)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

St. Louis, Missouri
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31. Missouri
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.5%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 235,962 acres (25th fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 2,610 (7th most)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 475,013 acres (15th most)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none