Special Report

States Where Wildfires Caused the Most Damage

Biloxi Beach at Sunset, Mississippi
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30. Mississippi
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.7%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 204,762 acres (23rd fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 94 (9th fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 906,272 acres (11th most)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Lincoln, Nebraska
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29. Nebraska
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.8%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 382,819 acres (24th most)
> 2016 Wildfires: 45 (6th fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 112,307 acres (17th fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Arlington County, Virginia
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28. Virginia
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.8%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 201,517 acres (22nd fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 580 (22nd fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 152,070 acres (24th fewest)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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27. Louisiana
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.8%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 227,299 acres (24th fewest)
> 2016 Wildfires: 508 (19th fewest)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 893,763 acres (12th most)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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26. Arkansas
> Area burned, wildfires 2007-2016: 0.9%
> Wildfire damage 2007-2016 : 288,748 acres (25th most)
> 2016 Wildfires: 1,513 (13th most)
> Planned burns 2007-2016: 1,812,955 acres (4th most)
> Large (100k+ acre) fires since 1997: none