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Am I at Risk?

Since 1970, more than 10,000 homes and 20,000 other structures and facilities have been lost nationwide to severe wildfires. With forests turned into timberboxes by drought and decades of fire suppression, fire seasons are becoming more and more devastating.

The wildfire statistics since 1998 tell a frightening story:

Year
Total Fires1
(AZ)
Total Acres Burned
(AZ)
Total Fires
(U.S.)
Total Acres Burned
(U.S.)
Total Structures Lost
(U.S.)
1998
3,233
51,150
81,043
2,329,709
No data
1999
3,211 82,280
93,702 5,661,976
817
2000
3,579 82,896
122,827
8,422,237
861
2001
3,167 30,503
84,079
3,570,911
731
2002 3,218 629,876 88,458 6,937,584 815
1 All data from National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), Boise, Idaho (www.nifc.gov)
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